Richard Eisenberg is Managing Editor of PBS' Nextavenue.org, a site for people 50+, where he is also the editor of the Money and Work & Purpose channels.
Overwhelmingly, members of different generations see the value of cross-generational collaboration and want to learn from others’ experience and worldviews.
Getting employers over their customary ill-founded skepticism about value of older workers will become more important as the American labor force shrinks.
Workers over age 55 are the fastest-growing segment of the labor force, so it’s important for businesses to embrace workplace practices that speak to them.
Cultural stereotypes cling to us, even as baby boomers move through the pipeline and want and need financially, in many cases, to stay working.
Companies can hire, retain, and support workers over 50 with training and education opportunities as well as flexible work practices like job sharing.