THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXCELLING AND FALLING SHORT AT WORK
By Emma Birchall, Head of Research, Future of Work
A few weeks ago, I was speaking at an event for an energy company in the Nordics.
At dinner the night before the event, I noticed people avidly checking their phones for the latest score in a sports match. When I asked what sport it was I was surprised to learn that it was a chess match. It amazed me that such a slow-paced game could attract such avid, real-time interest. More
IS AGEISM BECOMING WORSE THAN SEXISM?
Lynda Gratton’s recent interview with Management Today, where she referred to the fact that ageism at work is now becoming worse than sexism, has been receiving lots of attention on Twitter. Ageism does indeed seem to be the next area of discrimination organisations will have to tackle. Many workers now find themselves pushed out of the workplace before they are ready – in their late 50s or mid-60s – by inflexible retirement policies. Companies often show reluctance to accommodate older workers. At the hiring stage, fears over salary expectations or learning potential often put companies off. More