The report--Winning the Generation Wars: Making the Most of Generational Differences and Similarities in the Workplace--is based on a literature review as well as a survey of over 900 workers. According to the report, negative stereotypes of the three generations include:
- Boomers are seen as less comfortable with technology, less open to change, and less accepting of diversity than other generations;
- Generation X workers are seen as cynical, independent, and easily annoyed by any hint of being micro-managed; and
- Generation Y workers are seen by older colleagues as lazy, difficult to manage, and perpetually prepared to bolt from the organization as soon as another opportunity arises.
- implementing programs, policies and practices that respond to the cross-generational desires for respect, flexibility and fairness in the workplace;
- building a culture of inclusion to address the negative stereotypes about the generations in the workplace; and
- learning from effective practices used by other organizations.