Many of our organisations have decades of time-served experience. They learned their skills and honed their craft in a time before mobile technology and digitally social interaction. They were and often still are tolerant of a particular style of management practice. They are usually referred to as Generation X.
We also employ those that have grown up with technology, the internet and digital social networking. Their style of learning differs. Their approach and commitment to the working world are also difference and the way they lead their life generally is different. They have grown up on a world of constant and fast change. These are commonly referred to as Generation Y.
There are in some cases some subtle and in many large changes between how the two generations will think. I came across this useful table below that shows their differences in views on some key topics. I hope you find this as useful as I did.