When generalising about any group, it’s first necessary to recognise that not everybody in any particular group acts like everyone else. There is often just as much variation within each group, as there is between groups.
However, because generations come of age and enter the workforce around the same time, members of each generation often share similar experiences. And these shared experiences often shape perceptions and work style.
So first off, who is in each generation?
Baby Boomer: born 1943 to 1960 (aged 55-72 today)
Gen-Xer: born 1961 to 1981 (aged 34 to 54 today)
Millennial: born 1982-2002 (aged 13 to 33 today)