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The Business of Longevity, Advances in Housing Design and a Revolution in Transportation
Our Assumptions About Old and Young Workers Are Wrong
Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott
November 14, 2016

In an important piece in the Harvard Business Review, Andrew Scott, professor of economics, and Lynda Gratton, professor of management practice, both at London Business School, challenge current assumptions about older and younger workers. In a global survey completed by more than 10,000 people aged 24 to 80, Scott and Gratton found that “many of the traits and desires commonly attributed to younger people are shared by the whole workforce.” Among their findings -- work activities will become increasingly “age agnostic”; and the traditional three-stage life of education, career and retirement will be replaced by “a multi-stage life,” blending education, corporate jobs, time off, and freelance gigs. Ultimately, the goal is to question age stereotypes and create workplaces where people are accepted for the contributions they can make.

Q1 — 2017 : Chapter 01 > Our Assumptions About Old and Young Workers Are Wrong by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott