Gerry La Londe-Berg replied to the topic Generational stereotypes in the workplace: Are they helpful or hurtful? in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 9 years, 10 months ago
Although demographics and life experiences have affected various generations the harm is done when this knowledge morphs into stereotypes. Other personal attributes are more important, such as: Individual experiences, strengths, political and class views, and of course, gender, as well as the type of bureaucracies we have worked in which are all more influential. I think the generational attributes are used so much is they are “so darn convenient” for trainers or speakers. I don’t oppose their use because they add reference but there are many other common attributes which might also inform our thinking.
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