Overgeneralizing the generations

Conventional wisdom says if you're a Millennial, born after 1980, you leave work at 5:01, won't work weekends and prefer texting to face-to-face meetings. In fact, you probably just sent a text to five friends about how lame your 30-something supervisor is. If you're a Baby Boomer, born between 1946 and 1964, you live to work, can't text and can't tolerate change.

But like most stereotypes, those blanket assumptions are often wrong, say psychologists who study age diversity in the workplace. In fact, such generalizations likely drive wedges among co-workers and generate miscommunication.

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2009/06/workplaces.html

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