People always say how they are different from another generation. My generation and my parents aren’t the same, of course. I find it immensely fascinating that a group of people born within the same twenty year frame could all be so similar in how they were raised, thus leading to how they act becoming similar. After reading about Generation Y and Generation Z, two generations that somewhat overlap, I would consider myself to have a closer connection with Generation Z, but have noticed many people I know would fit more closely with Generation Y.
(Generation Y, Echo Boomers or Millenniums) Born: 1978-1994, The most immensely colossal cohort since the Baby Boomers, their high numbers reflect their births as that of their parent generation. The last of the Boomer Is and most of the Boomer II s. Gen Y kids are kenned as incredibly sophisticated, ingenious , zealous, technology sagacious, immune to most traditional marketing and sales pitches, as they not only grew up with it all, they’ve optically discerned it all and been exposed to it all since early childhood. Gen Y members are much more racially and ethnically diverse and they are much more segmented as an audience availed by the rapid expansion in Cable TV channels, satellite radio and the Internet. Not to mention that they are arduous to manage but as it is they find a way to be sundry as possible
Members of the Y Generation include those born between the years 1982 and 1994. A generation is known as a group of people born in a particular period who would have experienced similar events or experiences while growing up. There are often negative connotations made against members of the Y Generation, as they are known for being spoilt, overly confident and too dependent on social media and technology. They are the first generation to have grown up with high-definition television, mobile phones, internet and social media. Generation Y are possibly more interested in the environment, caring and community orientated than previous generations. The majority of this generation is now in young adulthood and starting their careers. They make up most of the young singles and couples market and are a very critical group of consumers. Many of the claims made about Generation Y are based on little evidence and contradictory, this report seeks to examine these claims.
Gen Y/ Millennial Generation (1981-1999, about 76M) had access to cell phones, social network and computers most of their life. Most of them had traveled more than previous generations so they are open-minded. Futurists predict they will have several career and jobs during their life. At school they had a say in major decisions which impact how they will respond and adapt within a workplace system. In other terms they are multi-taskers and for them life is too short to focus only on working. They brought a fourth element to the ClashPoint: “Don’t command but collaborate”. They are
Life is a struggle in itself, but to do well in life one must do well in school. The older generations view Generation Y as lazy “kids” who want to take the easy way out. Just because things look easy, doesn’t really mean they are. Computers and calculators may make tasks easier but because of this, harder tasks are given. This new “Lazy” generation must defy all odds just to get through the crazy competition that is high school and college to achieve a well-paying job. The definition of success as we know it is now much harder to attain than it once was for Baby Boomers; yet this “lazy” generation known as Millennials continue to achieve it while overcoming these difficulties that previous generations never faced.
"When someone tells you they’ve just bought a house; they might as well tell you they no longer have a personality. You can immediately assume so many things: that they’re locked into jobs they hate; that they’re broke; that they spend every night watching videos; that they’re fifteen pounds’ overweight; that they no longer listen to new ideas. It’s profoundly depressing. “(Coupland). The disengaged generation, the lazy generation, the broke generation. These are only a few words to describe the ridicule and criticism towards the people known as generation X. Generation X has experienced many hardships throughout their lives. They do not possess the technological savvy that their children have(Millennials) or the cultural impact that
“A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much” written by Catherine Rampell is an informative article about today’s millennial generation after high school. It provides the reader with a deeper look into young people’s work ethic, or what some to think to be, lack-there-of. The author does a fantastic job using research, credible resources, and statistics to support her belief that Generation Y (children born in the 1980s and 1990s) is no less productive than previous generations. I will admit that before reading this piece, I was one of those who believed that Millennials were in fact the “coddled, disrespectful and narcissistic generation” (Rampell, 2011, para 3). After reading this article, my opinion has changed. It has touched on issues
In Catherine Rampell’s article, “A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much,” the idea of the younger generation, known as Generation Y or Millennials thought of as lackadaisical and indolent by older generations has been quashed by Rampell’s explanations of the differing behaviors and ideas held by these two generations, causing a misunderstanding and misinterpretation of productivity. The era of computers has especially been a major cause of such a rift, specifically the dependence on technology of which has contributed to the growth of synergistic and collaborative dispositions amongst the younger generations- behaviors once thought of as ineffectual in the workplace.
When the term first appeared, it was quickly circulated via the Internet and the attributes assigned to the Net Generation were rapidly adopted by the popular media. Tapscott’s book, Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation (Tapscott, 1998), is written in a conversational style that is easily accessible by the general public. His commentary was timely, and occurred as the popularity of the Internet increased seemingly overnight, and began to become part of mainstream society in homes and in the workplace.
Generation Y- also “called Millennials” refers to people born approximately between the 1980’s -2000. The striking behavior patterns we see among them are one being “group oriented”. They are more comfortable acting in groups. Facebook is just one of many examples, which being an integral part of their life. Typically they have also been more subjected to group activities since childhood, often parents or teachers engaging them in-group activities. Parents, and the current teaching system are responsible for their obsession with group activities. I’ll not say that working in groups is bad, but when the person is given a individual task he/she will find it difficult to work on it. The problem with group activities is that, group activities consist of everyone’s effort. Everyone is good at something so, its obvious that group projects are always good. I would like to quote an example here from my own life. I was working on a group project with my friends, we had to make a presentation on my school’s history. I was good in making a good presentation, but I, to be honest am not good at coll...