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Millennials born between 1980–85 know how to work across generational divides

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Editor’s note: Read Erica’s follow-up piece in which she responds to the varied reactions to “geriatric millennial” here.

The first time I heard “geriatric millennial” I thought it was an oxymoron. Sarcastic, even. But as I thought more deeply about it, I realized how perfectly it describes so many of us. Geriatric millennials are a special micro-generation born in the early 1980s that are comfortable with both analog and digital forms of communication. They were the first generation to grow up with technology like a PC in their homes.

If they were slightly older, they would have left college to…


Working from home has meant a lot more working from phones. Cell phones are a powerful tool if we can manage them.

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Sometimes when I lie in bed on a weekday morning and am invited to a way too early meeting, I don’t bother to get up and move to my desk just yet. Instead, I reach for my phone, connect my headphones, take a deep breath, and bring my pillow to work.

If the meeting lasts, I can take it with me while I make my bed, get dressed, and begin to go about my day. Then at noon, I dash to the grocery store, finding the fresh air helps me digest the early meeting. All the while, my communication with…

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