As of July 2019, Millennials have overtaken Boomers as the nation’s largest generation, according to Pew Research Center. According to me, this means Gen Xers get screwed again. I’m joking, of course, but this is cause for some rethinking.
The always smaller, hardly noticed, trying to find its place in the pecking order, generation continues to be so – but now, well, older. Gen Xers spent their first 20 years in the workforce taking cues from Boomers. They’ve spent the following years trying to unlearn what Boomers taught and figure out Millennials. The result, a neck ache or one lower down the anatomy.
Once the youngest guy at the table ambitiously striving to get ahead, within what seemed like a blink, I was an experienced leader adapting to a new order. You better believe modeling my behaviors after my Boomer bosses would not only fail, but likely get me reprimanded.
To be serious, my concern is that the current COVID-19 situation will make things more difficult for Gen Xers at work. Why? First, because technology native to Millennials is replacing the shared space that many Gen Xers have preferred. Second, and more importantly, because adapting to the post-crisis will be new to everyone and some may ask, if that’s the case, why not look through fresh eyes rather than ones wearing +2.00… Read the rest and share