Archive for December, 2010
A refreshing report from China in Human Capital Magazine where their elderly workers are welcomed for the wisdom and experience they bring. ” Older people are also sought after for their good attitude towards work, which experts have termed “glutton for work” attitude.”
And while concerns have been raised that the older workers are not making room for the younger ones, this was quashed by Liu Changjiang – a voice of reason:
… Liu Changjiang, a senior reemployed engineer, said the elderly would not usurp the jobs of the young, as the two had different positions to occupy in the workplace matrix.
“We are not in a contest; on the contrary, we learn from each other, as old people have rich experience while youngsters are more versed in new technologies,” Liu said.
Where are your mature workers on your ‘workplace matrix’?