Many regard millennials as vastly different from the previous generation. This modern tech-savvy Internet generation, or Gen Y, is often portrayed by various experts as collaborative, open-minded, job-hoppers, expressive, liberal, and receptive to new ideas. However, one can’t generalize the characteristics of an entire generation.
These notions about generational differences often form the basis for developing a learning strategy for any generation. However, this itself is the biggest myth. Despite the prevalent L&D belief in generation-specific learning preferences, the truth is that the basic expectations across generations are similar—variations are much less dramatic than we’ve been led to believe.