I facilitated a conflict resolution seminar today for some amazing professionals. One of the top components was communication between the generations - millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers.
There’s no denying it: there are some generational differences in communication styles, expectations and priorities. We all need to adapt to varying styles and abilities in the workplace. And it should be comforting to know that Millennials will embrace more Gen X and Boomer qualities as they age and enter different stages. And, hopefully, along the way, individuals born earlier than 1979 will embrace some Gen Y characteristics (Texting! Frequent feedback! Recognizing individuality!).
If you’re interested in some interesting statistics on Gen Y, check out the Pew Research Center’s “Millennials: Generation Next" site and reports.