Harvesting the Power of Age Diversity - HBR

Harvard Business Review just posted a good piece on flipping the narrative regarding ageism.

While this speaks to teams within corporations, the same approach can be taken for teams coming together as entrepreneurs. There needs to be a seat at the table and voices in the air that represent older workers. The products and services that emerge - from corporations or startups - will be better for it.

I liked the subheading: Generational identity should be a source of learning, not division.

"Think of a multigenerational team of product developers, merging the seasoned experience and broad client network of its older members with the fresh perspectives and up-to-date supplier network of its younger ones. Such a group can use its age diversity to build something no generation could on its own."

Full article: Harvesting the Power of Age Diversity

Harvard Business Review
Megan W. Gerhardt, Josephine Nachemson-Ekwall, and Brandon Fogel
March 08, 2022
Graphic courtesy of HBR
(may be behind paywall)


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