Different generational groups working closely together can be challenging at times. As both products of our
chronological age and the time in which we grew up, people from different generations and age groups have rather
different attitudes, values, beliefs and motivations from one another. These differences can easily lead to
misunderstanding, miscommunication and even outright conflict in the workplace. Our outlook, or the way in
which we see the world, has significant implications for how we treat, work with, and value other people. Recent
research and organizational experience has shown that generational mix can be a potent problem that should be
dealt with through education, tolerance and increased understanding of the issues.