Author(s): Andrea BENCSIK – Bernadett ŐSZÉNÉ SAMU – Tímea JUHÁSZ
Title: GENERÁCIÓK INFORMÁLIS TUDÁS/INFORMÁCIÓ ÁTADÁSA – MUNKAHELYI PLETYKA SZERVEZETI HATÁSA
Source: E. Korcsmáros (ed.): 12th International Conference of J. Selye University. Economics Section. Conference Proceedings
Publisher: J. Selye University, Komárno, Slovakia
PY, pages: 2020, 95-113
Published on-line: 2020
Abstract: Nowadays, one of the greatest challenges of corporate practice is to guarantee smooth cooperation between various generations when they share knowledge/information to ensure the long-term development and success of the organisation. The study intends to show how generations working together in the largest numbers (X-Y-Z) behave when they share knowledge/information either formally or informally. The quantitative research included 722 respondents who filled in an anonymous questionnaire online. Results show that depending on their values, various generations behave differently when they transfer knowledge/information in an informal environment. In that context the most active generation is the youngest (Z). The transfer of true and untrue content involves, in particular, friends at work or other colleagues, while those working in management positions are less relevant. The transfer of untrue content mainly affects the organisational culture and the organisational performance.
Keywords: Generation, informal knowledge sharing, workplace gossip, organisational characteristics