Workers in different life stages live together in organizations. The object of this study is to detect the attitudes to Over-50 workers. The instrument is an on-line ad hoc questionnaire administers to 2,762 Tertiary Sector professionals and managers. A significant relationship with age was found. The older (more so than younger) workers think: competency curves are not linked to age, it is “stupid” to dismiss Over-50 managers, the companies must highlight over-50 competencies, many Over-50 managers are dismissed when they are still valuable workers, and they do not agree that they are in the “waning phase” of their professional lives.

Age Differences on Attitudes to Over50 Workers

CUBICO, Serena;ARDOLINO, Piermatteo;FORMICUZZI, Maddalena;VENTURINI, Beatrice
2008-01-01

Abstract

Workers in different life stages live together in organizations. The object of this study is to detect the attitudes to Over-50 workers. The instrument is an on-line ad hoc questionnaire administers to 2,762 Tertiary Sector professionals and managers. A significant relationship with age was found. The older (more so than younger) workers think: competency curves are not linked to age, it is “stupid” to dismiss Over-50 managers, the companies must highlight over-50 competencies, many Over-50 managers are dismissed when they are still valuable workers, and they do not agree that they are in the “waning phase” of their professional lives.
9781841698601
ageing; over50 worker
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