Generational Cohorts: What are They and What are the Implications for Management?

By Kristin Lyon, Stephen Legg and Paul Toulson.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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This paper will explore the concept of generational cohorts, a form of diversity that organisations must address through appropriate organisational policies and practices to gain competitive advantage.

Keywords: Generational Cohorts, Diversity Management, Generation X, Generation Y, Baby Boomers, Veterans

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.89-98. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 897.030KB).

Ms Kristin Lyon

Kristin is a certificated member of the New Zealand Human Resource Institute with over 6 years HR experience. Kristin has worked for organisations in the Education, State and Not for Profit sectors as well as an HR consultant. Kristin's experience includes Health and Safety, Remuneration, Industrial Relations, Recruitment and Retention, Performance Management, Change Management, and Management Development. Kristin completed her MA in Occupational Psychology at Massey University in Palmerston North in 1994 before heading off on her OE where her experiences included teaching conversational English at a University in Moscow. After returning from her OE Kristin began extramural study through Massey University towards a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration endorsed in Human Resource Management graduating in May 2002. Kristin is currently employed by the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Inc. based in their Wellington National Office. She is also working towards her Ph. D. in Human Resource Management at Massey University. Her area of interest is the area of diversity management with respect to generational cohorts. In September 2004 Kristin facilitated a session at the HRINZ conference in Wellington, New Zealand on Diversity Management: A Generational Cohort Perspective.

Prof Stephen Legg

Professor Stephen Legg, Director of the Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, Human Resource Management Department, College of Business, Massey University.

Associate Prof Paul Toulson

Associate Professor Paul Toulson, Head of the Human Resource Management Department College of Business, Massey University.

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