Generational stereotypes, like most other stereotypes, are rooted in some form of truth whether we wish to acknowledge it our not. The key is knowing when to check the stereotypes at the door. We are all individuals after all. That said, I do not find them harmful from a generational perspective. I do find it harmful when they go unchecked and not further explored on an individual/employee level. Some stereotypes are also realities and addressing and understanding those realities is in fact helpful to organizational success and sustainability.