In this Takeaway episode, I discuss the findings of the AARP report titled “The Value of Experience: An Examination of Workers Ages 40-Plus,” from my conversation with Carly Roszkowski on episode 68.
We discussed the key takeaways from the report, including the importance of meaningful work, work-life balance, workplace flexibility, and professional growth. We also delve into the unfortunate reality of age discrimination and the benefits of a blended workforce of multiple generations.
Key Takeaways from the Report:
Workers over 40 seek employment that has meaning and feel valued, included, and accepted.
Work-life balance and workplace flexibility are crucial for accepting new job offers.
Age discrimination persists in the workplace, and the majority supports strengthening age discrimination laws.
Professional growth is a priority for workers over 40.
The blended workforce of multiple generations is a reality, and it requires respect and a servant’s mindset to be successful.
Tips for Thriving in Midlife Careers:
Treat colleagues of all ages with respect and have a servant’s mindset to earn their respect.
Be accountable and demonstrate a willingness to pull your weight and support your team.
If you’re a leader, lead out in front with humility, a strong work ethic, and support for your team.
Partner with colleagues to complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Foster a positive work environment by partnering with your team to have the best possible experience.
My Takeaway Challenge:
Those of us over the age of 40 have a ton of wisdom, experience, and skills. I challenge you to go out of your way to foster a collaborative work environment with a servant’s mindset. Partner with your colleagues to achieve the best possible experience for you and for your coworkers.
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