Back in the 1960s and 1970s, when Veteran-generation men dominated the executive suite, a strict professional management hierarchy maintained a cultural divide between managers and employees. As more and more Baby Boomers arrived on the scene, organizational charts flattened and coworkers related more as equals. Today, a major demographic shift is once again shaking up the modern workplace.

Over the next decade, a growing number of young people will enter the world of full-time employment, causing the generational mix to shift radically as Veterans and Baby Boomers retire. As younger generations become a larger part of the working population, a shift in attitude, work ethic, and approach to teamwork is bound to occur. Managers will be challenged ...

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