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The Gray Shift Part 2: Using Ergonomy To Retain Valuable Older Workers | Manufacturing.net
26 September 2013—Sloan Center's paper: IB20 Engaging The 21st Century Multi-Generational Workforce is cited by manufacturing.net.
An Aging Workforce
A Boston College study showed that older workers are more likely to have higher levels of engagement than younger workers, with “engagement” defined as “a positive … connection with work that motivates an employee to invest in getting the job done … with excellence.” Many employers have expressed concerns about the somewhat lackadaisical and unfocused work habits of the rising Generation Y, and the work demeanor of the over-50 population stands in stark and positive contrast.
Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, (March 2009), Engaging the 21st century multi-generational workforce /content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/IB20_Engagement.pdf