Technology is not the barrier it once was. Even my mother can get email on her smartphone. But I would not suppose that, just because someone was born after 1980, they automatically have the desirable traits mentioned above (instinctively collaborating, sharing information and reaching out across silos to benefit the organisation). This is something that doesn't just happen from having youngsters around. It needs to be fostered in the organisation. If it isn't, then any inherent collaborating tendencies in the millennials might be snuffed out from coming into contact with the pre-1980's dinosaurs.