Fifty-four percent of employeesconnect with their colleagues on social media, while only 33percent connect with their direct managers. (Photo:Shutterstock)

People like working alongside colleagues of different ages, though they don't necessarilyunderstand their lingo, according to the Randstad Workmonitor Q2 2018 report.

Nearly all (90 percent) of the survey's respondents say that amultigenerational workforce is mutually beneficial, though mostworkers (81 percent) agree the primary difference betweengenerations in the workplace is communication styles.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.