Gen Xers and Baby Boomers work in, and view, the office in very different ways.
Here's a true story submitted from a Gen Xer about Gen Xers and their Boomer bosses.
Withholding his name for now, but thanks NineShifter for the story!
"Yesterday, our team (marketing, operations, programming managers) were called into ANOTHER meeting. However, this time we were in trouble for not being at our desks enough. We roam the halls too much, apparently (actually this is quite true, we do walk the halls a lot).
"The bosses were really mad at us, and now of course, we are mad at them too. Funny thing is, nobody mentioned the record gross and net revenue we're generating this year, our business award, or the special projects award we won this year. Just imagine what we could have done if we stayed in our seats! So now I'm not supposed to leave my cage, I mean cubicle, for more than 10 minutes unless I'm at a meeting (very important to attend, you know) or taking my 30-minute lunch (no longer!)."
Your thoughts on generational conflict in the office. Going to get better, or worse?