I came across this article last week which discusses how businesses need to adjust to managing an aging workforce. I thought it would be interesting to pass along since a large focus of the Emerging Trends committee is the multi-generational workforce and the challenges that come with it.
So, read on about The Silver Tsunami and enjoy. The following are some discussion questions — post any thoughts and share at your conference center!
- Do you agree that many companies have “an antiquated model for dealing with aging, which assumes that people should get pay rises and promotions on the basis of age?” Is this the mindset of your conference center? Of the conference center/meetings industry in general?
- For the younger professionals — what difficulties have you faced while managing individuals that are older and more experienced than yourself?
- As businesses learn to manage an aging workforce, what must conference centers do to ensure that they accommodate the wide range of needs from different generational groups?
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