Talk at the Academy of Management

The workforce is rapidly aging. Older segments of the workforce are not only the fastest growing right now, but are also the only ones projected to grow significantly in coming decades. With workplaces becoming increasingly older and more intergenerational, organizations that act actively to capitalize on the aging workforce stand to gain the most.

At the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, taking place in Vancouver from 7-11 August, one symposium will focus on „Challenges and Considerations for Employing the Aging Workforce – Employing the Aging Workforce“. Four papers highlighting research- and practice-based considerations for most effectively employing and integrating older workers into the modern workplace will be presented by world leading experts.

Ursula Staudinger will talk about „Work Biographies as Facilitators of Cognitive Development“ on the basis of the „Mobilis Project“. The symposium is aiming at leading an integrative conversation on future research and best-practice directions for this pressing, yet largely overlooked management issue.

The Academy of Management is a preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars and was founded in 1936. Today, the Academy’s global community is nearly 20,000 strong, spanning 115 countries.