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For the first time in American history, there are five unique generations in our workforce: the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials and the newly graduating Generation Zs. At some organizations, colleagues up to 50 years apart in age and work experience are working side by side.
There are many areas in which the generations differ in their expectations and preferences in the workplace—comfort with technology is a common example.
However, there are also areas in which generational differences fade into the background and other elements of people’s identities take prominence.
One of those is workplace design and experience.
According to Capital One’s 2018 Work Environment Survey, generational identity is not necessarily the best predictor of what employees want in their physical work environment. Individual work style—and the specific work one is trying to accomplish—are often much more important.