WHAT IS GOING ON?
Living longer means a new blueprint for life.
Need for income & identity prompting longer work life.
Problem confounded by use of robotics & AI to replace humans
Ageism is prejudice or discrimination against people based on their age.
Ageism comes in many forms.
Some examples of ageism in the workplace include:
• refusing to hire people over or under a certain age
• asking for someone’s age at a job interview when it is not relevant to the work
• enacting policies that unfairly privilege one age group over another
• viewing older people as out of touch, less productive, or stuck in their ways
• viewing younger people as unskilled, irresponsible, or untrustworthy
• bullying or harassment
WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT ISSUES OF AGE?
Replan your life span.
5 ways to combat and even prevent ageism at work :
1. Remain vigilant, recognize stereotyping and avoid making assumptions.
2. Offer training and promotional opportunities.
3. Match for Social Cues in the Workplace:
4. Open the Dialogue With Employees.
5. Implement mentorship programs.
5 year-olds are going to live to 100 or more;
Recent Survey said:
65% experienced ageist messages from the media
45% experienced interpersonal ageism
36% had internalized ageism
1) Stanford Center on Longevity; Laura Carstensen, the director of the Stanford Center on Longevity
2) Atlantic Magazine – https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/12/future-work-shorter-hours-longer-careers/621003/
THE Week Magazine 01 04 22
3) What is ageism, and how does it affect health-https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/ageism#ageism-in-healthcare