Just a few years ago, people from different generations were separated at work by rank and status. Older employees filled executive positions, the middle-aged were in mid-management, and the youngest worked on the front lines—and because of the nature of work, people weren’t likely to rub elbows on a daily basis with those in other age groups.
Today, Baby Boomers, many of whom have delayed their retirement, often find themselves working for people young enough to be their grandchildren. A survey by Harris Interactive® on behalf of CareerBuilder. com finds that 69% of workers 55 and older report to younger bosses.