Generation Confused

Last week I attended a presentation about managing different generations in the workforce. If I had one wish granted by the genie of business wishes, it would be that this generational nonsense just go away. It is based on what I consider very faulty logic that goes like this: as we grow up, significant events that occur during our early maturation years of adolescence influence our beliefs and values. I am okay with that, it makes sense. These early influences then determine our behavior in the workplace. Whoa, we need to stop there. I can certainly buy that someone growing up with the 911 tragedy playing out might have a sense of threat or uncertainty that an older person may not feel. But does that drive their behavior in the workplace? I do not see it.