Exploring generational differences on collaboration in the project team with Q-methodology

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By referring to the conceptualism of the generation theory, this research observes the collaboration in project teams from a new angel. The theory of generations puts forward the idea, that people who are born in the same period shape a generation. Due to shared experiences, they also develop in a similar way and therefore share certain characteristics. For instance at work, each generation believes in a different value system, ethic and management style. So far, these characteristics are rarely explored in the context of the construction industry. Thus, this research has the overall aim to provide new insights how generational differences affect an individual’s perspective on collaboration. In order to do so the research methodology Q-methodology is applied.