Expect to see more elderly workers in your workplace


More and more Baby Boomers are not retiring at 65. They're continuing to work, either at a job they've had for years or in a new role part-time. It's changing the workforce.

Workplace culture expert Mark Mitchell is CEO of M&M Leadership & Advisory.

"It's that sense of purpose; that social value of going to work or being part of an organization that's bigger than them."

Mitchell says companies are lucky to have older workers.

"I think having this multi-generational workforce in the corporation, or in the business world, is actually a huge win for companies, so companies should cherish it."

Mitchell says many baby boomers need more money, but many also need a continued reason to get up in the morning.

"What corporations can bring to people is that sense of inclusion and also that sense of organizational membership -- being a part of something bigger -- and if leaders in the workforce can push those levers thoughtfully, it drives that huge opportunity to a major win in the business results category."

The Pew Research Center says two-thirds of those 54 to 64 are working and 30% of those 65 to 72 are looking for work.


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