I sit across from a remarkable woman who is not from Generation X – She’s a baby boomer. I am however from Generation X – in fact I was born towards the middle of the generation’s year span (1961-1981).
My coworker will often ask “what is” or “where is ___?”. To which she runs for the map or dictionary and I’ll say “let’s google it” – and out of my laptop pops the answer. My methods of getting the answers is not second nature to her. And my internet/reactionary method it is now a running joke – “she’s GenX”.
It is truly interesting to see the day to differences between her generation and mine. Observing and studying the generational differences has become an important aspect in today’s work environment. There is much to learn from eachother.