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Innovative Practices of Workplace Flexibility and the Aging Workforce


Friday, February 17, 2012


Kim Lee DeAngelis, PhD, Research Associate, Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College
Samantha Greenfield, Employer Engagement Specialist, Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College

  • How are top companies acting on predictions and trends, and leveraging internal work life efforts to transform the workplace?
  • How are leading employers making decisions about diversity?
  • What are the business drivers that are influencing their decisions?
  • What are some examples of promising practices that are being developed by employers?

Our newest case study, Flexibility and the Older Worker, seeks to answer questions about workplace flexibility and the older worker including:

  • Do organizations incorporate age into their flexibility strategies?
  • What challenges have employers faced in launching promising practices?

In this presentation, we shared findings from research and multigenerational case studies with leading organizations in various industries, and revealed the transformational strategies and efforts being leveraged as a result. We shared the employer’s approaches to help support the changing needs of their multi-generational employees.