Overgeneralizing generations in a workplace setting to the detriment of the organization and individuals.

When a person guides their judgement of a person based on the age group they belong in, rather than making an individual assessment of that person's qualities.

Stereotyping based on year of birth.

A backward thinking crutch paralyzing growth and innovation.
Susy was born in the 80's, as a Millennial she is probably a diva worker, can't come to work on time, wants too much and offers little skill. We might have a problem with her. (Genrification)

Adam is from the Boomer Generation, he probably is not too comfortable with computers, we might have a hard time getting him up to speed. (Genrification)

"We need to make sure that when we are looking at candidates for this new position we do not fall into Genrification. We need to assess each candidate based on their skills and how they interview, rather than assume that they will possess certain qualities or negative attributes based on the buzz we hear about their age group. Let's keep an open mind. "

Traditionalists or Veterans: Born before 1946
Baby Boomers: Born between 1946 and 1964
Generation X: Born between 1965 and 1980
Generation Y or Millennial: Born after 1980
by Newpaths February 6, 2012
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