The workplace today has been completely redefined. It consists of a healthy mix of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, belonging to different age groups and mindsets. Also, because life expectancy has risen, our idea of retirement and working age has seen a dramatic shift, as people work well into their seventies. The Monthly Labor Review – a research periodical of the US Department of Labor – predicts that by the year 2024, over 25% of the workforce will be over the age of 55 years.
But, here’s the thing. This diversity, while making the environment more dynamic and enriching, also brings with it its own set of challenges, which need to be understood, and then overcome.