Designing Across Generations
Can Gen-Y multi-task better than other generations?
Today’s workplaces are comprised of members of Generation Y, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists. (Crocker, 2007; Cowell, 2009) Of course, people of multiple generations have always worked together. But unlike past generations—such as the farming families of the Dark Ages—the current workforce’s older and younger members’ life experiences and worldviews have little in common. This has raised the question of whether Gen-Y workers need different workspaces than their older colleagues.