If you are a member of Gen X, born between 1965 and 1976, you are often referred to as independent, self-reliant, mistrustful of institutions, and at times focused on your personal “back-up plan” – just in case things do not work out for you. But the one value most remembered for Gen Xers is the mantra of work-life balance. Gen Xers watched their parents make tough choices often favoring their career and then, just as they approached retirement, these parents were left without a back-up plan. So Gen Xers come to the workplace wanting flexibility in their job so they can devote time to their families and personal well-being.
Enter the millennials, born between 1977 and 1997. They have morphed the idea of work-life balance into work-life blend. Instead of switching between professional mode and personal mode like Gen Xers, millennials are often in both modes at once!
Via Denis Pennel