Connecting with people from a different generation than your generation can be important for you since you want to achieve a solid relationship with them.
This can be difficult to do since each generation has a very different generational culture. If you do not understand the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of the person who is from a different generation, you can struggle to connect with them since what is appropriate to one generation can be offensive to someone from a different generation.
For example, if you are a baby boomer, trying to connect with a Generation Y individual, your lack of enthusiasm, understanding and/or comfort using social media and the internet can make them see you as “old fashioned”. That may result in them not being particularly interested in connecting with you.
What is important to a Generation Y person is someone who enjoys internet service and is comfortable discussing such topics as Facebook and Skype.