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Generational Differences

Why the 'Millennial' Label Totally Misses the Point

Kelsey Clark | Posted 09.15.2015 | College
Kelsey Clark

We HATE the word "millennial" and the stereotypical box it puts us in. Calling us "millennials" is like calling us walking cliches.

Rewarding a Multigenerational Workforce: A Work in Progress

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

Generational diversity? Generational competence? The amount of information in the media around managing a "multigenerational workforce" has yielded a steady flow of research and surveys.

Us and Them: A Critical Perspective on Generational Differences in the Workplace

Ellevate | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women

Character-building is the foundation of any great career and we must sometimes endure tough challenges to earn the stripes that will lead us to advancement. At the risk of sounding a bit soap-boxy, I feel that it should not fall totally upon older generations to embrace and cater to the whims of younger generations.

Lenses Limited: Do You See What I See?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

Imagine a world in which everyone is issued a pair of glasses at birth.

What Is Happening to the Hierarchy of the Family Unit?

Diana Grycan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

The people at the event were asked to share some of their concerns regarding the challenges of being grandparents. One of the primary topics was the issue of respect and attention that is given to the older generation now as compared to when we were children.

The Very First Thing Most Boomers Do After They Wake Up Each Morning

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.30.2014 | Fifty

Almost half (47 percent) of Baby Boomers rise before 6 a.m. and the very first thing most of them (73 percent) do is check their personal email, accor...

Generational Differences

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Lara M. Gardner

What I miss the most about my childhood has nothing to do with the involvement or lack thereof of my parents, but of what technology has taken from us.

5 Things Boomers Don't Get About Young People

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.07.2014 | Fifty

1) Why young people don't use phones for conversation. Phones have many functions, but isn't their original and primary purpose to speak on them? Con...

50 Things Only People Over 50 Understand

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty

Generational conflicts are nothing new. Many baby boomers think millennials are lazy and self-absorbed, and many millennials think boomers are close-m...

What Millennials Really Want Out of Work

Adam Grant | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

The jury is still out on whether narcissism has in fact grown from one generation to the next. Frankly, it's hard to make any valid, reliable statements about what millions of people who happened to born in the same two decades have in common.

The Dangerous Myth I Find So Disturbing

A. Barry Rand | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
A. Barry Rand

I have been greatly disturbed recently by the increasing number of articles I have read promoting the myth that older Americans are committing 'generational theft' in plain sight of their own children and grandchildren.

Is Carrying Cash Generational?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Having cash on you, I was taught, was protection against the unknown. It was your 'just in case' armor. No one ever said what 'just in case' could possibly be, and like all good imaginations run amok, my 'just in case' mental reel was filled with blood and guts and my body being dumped in the woods on the outside of town.

In Search of the Ideal Job

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Tarun Sakhrani

When it came to the fore that one of our colleagues had a "better" lifestyle than the rest of us, for about the same pay, it was interesting to watch everyone's behavior on the table: "Are there more openings in your company?"

A Letter to Generation X

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Krupka

Just because we don't have the exact same mindset as (the majority) of your generation doesn't mean that we won't get things done. It means we seek for a different way.

My Kids Don't Agree That A Little Work Never Hurt Anyone...

Jane Crockett | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Jane Crockett

Perhaps there is no more hard work for my children to do, but to work hard will never fail them.

Texting on the Toilet: What Makes Gen Y Different

Lisa Curtis | Posted 04.06.2012 | Home
Lisa Curtis

Dear generations above us, we'd like to acknowledge that you all had your fair share of challenges and massive cultural shifts. That being said, we're still special.

Rethinking The Generation Gap: Should Boomers Listen Better?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Are we in fact dreaming, or finding ways to discount and distort what this younger set is saying over and over? They are clearly angry, and it might benefit us all if we took some time to just listen more carefully.