The generation gap has been a hot button topic for managers and new hires alike since Gen Y hit the ground running in the early 2000s and began infiltrating the workplace. As the Internet, social media, text messaging, and other Gen Y staples became standards by which the Millennials communicate amongst themselves, so too did the generations that came before find themselves adopting technologies they may not have necessarily embraced at first glance. In the age of Facebook and Gchat, can't we all just get along?
The issue is an important one not just for accounting firms but for all levels of industry. Gen Y is jam-packed with talented, tech-savvy individuals raised on Reaganomics and Nintendo. How can these individuals best offer their particular skills to the workplace without ruffling too many feathers along the way?