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How Baby Boomers Can Coexist with Millennials at Work

Laura Criscione The main workforce as we know it will be continuing to change in the upcoming years. This is because the next generation, the millennials, will be replacing the now working baby boomers. They already comprise 25% of the workforce in the United States and will continue to grow to 50% by the year 2020. [1] Millennials are different from other generations due to their clear use and understanding of technology and the digital world. About 41% of those surveyed would rather communicate electronically than face-to-face or over the telephone. [2] They have grown up with instant access to information from laptops, smartphones and social media always being at their fingertips. Millennials also differ from previous generations in terms of achieving their goals and what they are looking for in a company to further their careers. They are on the constant look out for jobs that help them personally grow by challenging them with new opportunities. According to a survey