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Us vs. Them: Redefining the Multi-Generational Workplace to Inspire Your Employees to Love Your Company, Drive Innovation, and Embrace Change by Jeff Havens

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3. Consolidating Generational Arguments (or, Let the Stereotypes Begin!)

Recall from Chapter 1 that there is no indication of anyone prior to the 1960s talking about generational differences in the workplace in the way that it’s being done today. That said, problems between Young People and Old People have always existed. In this sense, the generational battle has been going on forever. The important point is that except for the past few decades, it’s always been a two-way conversation.

Socrates has been famously quoted for his opinion about the younger generation of Greeks he was attempting to educate:

Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of ...

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