The Brain and Experience Drain: Are You Prepared for a Retirement Tsunami?

  • Authors:
    Howard Muson
  • Publication Date:
    August 2003
  • Report Number:
    A-0065-03-EA

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What can an organization do to motivate and retain older workers without alienating future rising stars? Steps include: asking the most experienced technical and professional staff to mentor younger employees; making sure to assign experienced older employees as well as talented younger people to project work teams; encouraging discussion of generational issues in diversity training; rotating older workers in different assignments to diversify their work and allowing them to develop new skills; requiring all supervisors to take a course in stereotypes about older people, and how aging affects (and does not affect) physical and cognitive abilities.

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