My interest in generational preferences and behaviors began on October 18, 2008 at a festival in western, N.C. My organization was a sponsor of the event, resulting in an exhibit area where four of my colleagues had joined me that day to greet customers.
At one point, I sat down beside our youngest team member, Chris (pseudonym), who looked at me and laughed saying, “You are an old Gen Xer.” I looked at Chris and said, “Excuuuusssse me?” Concerned he had offended me, he responded, “I did not call you old. I complimented you?”
He went on to tell me that I do not behave like a traditional Boomer—that my behavior was more like a stereotypical Gen Xer. He said that I tended to enjoy taking risks; constantly challenged the status quo; moved fast; was creative and sought diverse activities and experiences; that I wasn’t afraid to try new technological…
View original post 394 more words