Generation Gaps Carry Through to Legal World: Views on Authority, Communication Reflect Differences of Age Groups
Katheryn Hayes Tucker
June 11, 2008
Generational differences carry through to the population in general and are particularly pronounced in the legal profession, where often people of every category are working together in one firm or legal department, the panel noted. Fundamental differences in how people of different ages communicate—in large part because of new technologies—have created gaps in the workplace.
“These problems are real,” said Arin N. Reeves, the lawyer, professor, scholar and diversity consultant who moderated the discussion and who is president of the Chicago-based The Athens Group. “The communications issues cause real conflicts in the workplace.”