Relativity: Using Generational Differences as Advantages in Law Firms

Extract from Mary Rechtoris’ article “Using Generational Differences as Advantages in Law Firms” 

If you want to cause a stir at a family gathering, mention how millennials are undoubtedly the best generation.

Every generation has a list of unflattering stereotypes that define their age cohort. Baby Boomers are often described as work-obsessed and rigid. People refer to Gen Xers as cynical and Gen Ys as narcissists.

But is there truth to these stereotypes? And even if so, can’t we all just get along?

To understand the core variances in generations and whether they impact the workplace, I sat down with Ken Rechtoris, partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton (who also happens to be my dad). Percy Olsen, an associate at the firm who works with Ken and shows him how to Skype, provided the millennial perspective.

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