What it found, reports Catherine Fisher who's employed at LinkedIn, is the members of the Millennial generation are more social with one another in the workplace than we Baby Boomers are. For instance, 67 percent share the details of their lives with their colleagues versus only one-third of us Baby Boomers. Here is the study.
From the get-go we Baby Boomers were conditioned to be circumspect in our professional lives. Maybe that's why we were also the Therapy Generation. We had to confide our whatevers to someone. We didn't get along with our parents. So we sought out therapists. And we made damn sure to keep confidential that we were "seeing a therapist."
Will the open relationship structure of the Millennial world of work help their careers and the productivity of their organizations? Time will answer that one.