As a teenager I considered having parents in their 50’s as a curse. Today this parenting age is the normfor teenagers. But this curse became a blessing in the workplace. As a result of my multigenerational upbringing, I am able to comprehend a wide range of age-related thought patterns and recognize from where they originated. Because of this, I am not judgmental but instead I try to exhibit empathy, compassion, understanding, and respect. The bible teaches us in1Timothy 5:1-2 “Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity” (The Open Bible).Organizations have to accommodate individuals working past retirement age because it isthe law or face the consequences. So their best course of action is to utilize generational
DB 4 REPLY 3knowledge and skills. “Very young employees must work together with considerably older colleagues and vice versa. Thus, there is increasing demand for organizations to effectively manage this age diversity” (Rabl & Triana, 2014, p. 403).
DB 4 REPLY 4ReferencesAli, M., & French, E. (2019). Age diversity management and organisational outcomes: The role of diversity perspectives. Human Resource Management Journal, 29(2), 287-307. Fischer, K. (2019). BMAL 560 The people side of business: Managing a diverse workforce. PointCast Presentation, Week 7, Slide 5.Lawrence, A. T. & Weber, J. (2017). Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy(Fifteenth ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.Rabl, T., & María del Carmen Triana. (2014). Organizational value for age diversity and potential applicants' organizational attraction: Individual attitudes matter. Journal of Business Ethics,121(3), 403-417.
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