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GENERATIONAL COHORTS

DEFINITION
These life experiences tend to
distinguish one generation from another. A
cohort develops a personality that influences
a persons feelings toward authority and
organizations, what they desire from work,
and how they plan to satisfy those desires
(Smola & Sutton, 2002).
Zemke
et
al.
(2000)
describe
generational cohorts as groups of people
who share birth years, history, and a
collective personality as a result of their
defining experiences.
TYPES
A. SILENT GENERATION OR VETERAN
GENERATION
1901-1924 (early) 1924-1943 (later)
hard
working,
financially
conservative, and cautious
value the lessons of history.
Organizational loyalty is important to
this generation
tend to be respectful of authority,
supportive
of
hierarchy,
and
disciplined in their work habits
B. THE BABY BOOMERS
(1946-1964)
value their individualism and express
themselves creatively.
most egocentric generation, they have
spent their lives rewriting the rules
largest cohort in the nursing workforce
and currently occupies many nursing
leadership positions.
C. GENERATION X
(1963-1980)
the first generation where both
parents were likely to work outside the
home and many were raised as
latchkey children
value self reliance and work-life
balance
described as less loyal to the
corporate culture
technology: become an important part
of their lives
is significantly smaller than the Baby
Boomers
D. GENERATION Y
(1980-2000)
second largest generational cohort in
the general population
were raised in a time where violence,
terrorism, and drugs became realities
of life.
Raised by parents: nurtured and
structured lives
global
generation
and
accept
multiculturalism
Technology
and
the
instant
communication
E. GENERATION Z
(2003 onwards)

part of a generation that is global,


social, visual and technological.
most
connected,
educated
and
sophisticated generation
born into the crisis period of terrorism,
the global recession and climate
change.

GENERATIONAL COHORTS
DEFINITION
These life experiences tend to
distinguish one generation from another. A
cohort develops a personality that influences
a persons feelings toward authority and
organizations, what they desire from work,
and how they plan to satisfy those desires
(Smola & Sutton, 2002).
Zemke
et
al.
(2000)
describe
generational cohorts as groups of people
who share birth years, history, and a
collective personality as a result of their
defining experiences.
TYPES
A. SILENT GENERATION OR VETERAN
GENERATION
1901-1924 (early) 1924-1943 (later)
hard
working,
financially
conservative, and cautious
value the lessons of history.
Organizational loyalty is important to
this generation
tend to be respectful of authority,
supportive
of
hierarchy,
and
disciplined in their work habits
B. THE BABY BOOMERS
(1946-1964)
value their individualism and express
themselves creatively.
most egocentric generation, they have
spent their lives rewriting the rules
largest cohort in the nursing workforce
and currently occupies many nursing
leadership positions.
C. GENERATION X
(1963-1980)
the first generation where both
parents were likely to work outside the
home and many were raised as
latchkey children
value self reliance and work-life
balance
described as less loyal to the
corporate culture
technology: become an important part
of their lives
is significantly smaller than the Baby
Boomers
D. GENERATION Y
(1980-2000)
second largest generational cohort in
the general population

were raised in a time where violence,


terrorism, and drugs became realities
of life.
Raised by parents: nurtured and
structured lives
global
generation
and
accept
multiculturalism
Technology
and
the
instant
communication
E. GENERATION Z

(2003 onwards)
part of a generation that is global,
social, visual and technological.
most
connected,
educated
and
sophisticated generation
born into the crisis period of terrorism,
the global recession and climate
change.