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In this first course managers learn about Generational Cohort Theory, the theory which multi-generational workplace management is built upon. Unlike stereotyping, generational cohort theory allows us to talk about generational differences from a place of academic understanding, a critical differentiator in this field.

In Managing in a Multi-Generational Workplace: Defining the Generational Cohorts, we introduce Generational Cohort Theory and describe how it is used to differentiate members of today’s workforce.  The four generational cohorts currently in today’s workforce will be defined, the influencing events of each will be discussed, and the core values and distinguishing characteristics of each will be introduced. 

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

3 CoursesManaging in a Multi-Generational Workplace

  1. Managing in a Multi-Generational Workplace: Defining the Generational Cohorts
  2. Managing in a Multi-Generational Workplace: The Cohorts at Work
  3. Managing in a Multi-Generational Workplace: Managing Generational Diversity

Learning Objectives

  • Identify Generational Cohort Theory and recognize how it explains the differences between members of today’s workforce.
  • Discover how to use Generational Cohort Theory to describe what events have influenced the development of each of the generational cohorts in today’s workforce.
  • Identify the four generational cohorts currently in today’s workforce.         
  • Explore the main differentiating factors between members of each generational cohort.

 

 

Last updated/reviewed: July 20, 2017

3 Reviews (5 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
More thorough the other courses here on generational differences.
4
Anonymous Author
Good summary of the characteristics of the different generations.
5
Member's Profile
Great perspective on different generational cohorts.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  1:06Introduction to Managing in a Multi-Generational Workplace: Defining the Generational Cohorts
Defining the Generational Cohorts
  11:01Defining the Generational Cohorts
  13:45Generational Cohort Theory Activity
  15:09Generational Differences Defined
  12:07Narcissism and Empathy in the Workplace
CONCLUSION
  5:55What Should This All Mean to You
Continuous Play
  59:10Managing in a Multi-Generational Workplace: Defining the Generational Cohorts
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Defining the Generational Cohorts
  PDFDefining the Generational Cohorts Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM