Through a Different Looking Glass: The Prism of Age
by Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Christina Matz-Costa, and Jacquelyn James
August 2012—A new research brief by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College finds that employers need a way to think about the different aspects of the aging experience, so that they can use age diversity in the workplace to the organization’s and its employee’s advantage.
We all have a quick answer to the question, “How old are you?” At the workplace, though, the way we perceive age is more complicated than adding up the number of birthdays we’ve celebrated.
“Through a Different Looking Glass” describes “the Prism of Age” framework developed by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work and then considers the implications of this framework for employers and employees of all ages.