I just wrote this text, below, in an email to a friend. I like the summary, so I’m reposting it here. It speaks to some core points and differences in how generations — and the individuals in them — tend to experience power. And I quote (from myself),
- Turf is really a Boomer thing, generationally speaking. They experience power through individual turf ownership.
- Functionality and efficiency is a GenX thing. … Tending to the details no one else is heeding. They experience power in small, nimble, mission-focused (and usually temporary) groups.
- Millennials are all about collegial, team-oriented collaboration. They experience power as a collective.
- Homeland gen are masters of nuance; they experience power through unrivaled, credentialed expertise.