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« on: December 12, 2009, 03:46:23 PM »

Older workers are more flexible and fulfilled, according to a survey from people assessment firm Talent Q.

The research of working styles shows that mature workers are generally more willing to take on new tasks and accept more varied roles than their younger colleagues and are happier to work on their own as well as being more likely to volunteer to take a leading role, without much guidance. 

The research also shows that workers in their 50s and 60s are also much less achievement-orientated than their younger colleagues, indicating that they have either fulfilled their ambitions, realised their limitations or are happy with their lot in life.

Steve O’Dell, chief executive of Talent Q, says:  “Our study defies the common stereotype of older workers who are unwilling to accommodate change and may therefore be unresponsive to new challenges presented in the workplace.” 
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 02:13:25 PM »

I think older people in general are more fulfilled (bit of a sweeping statement there) so can't see why that wouldn't translate to work.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 03:46:44 PM »

Not sure about this have you worked with many old people? Remember the phrase grumpy old men?
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 04:26:28 PM »

There are quite a few older ladies who work here and on the whole they're a lot better to sit next to than the people younger. Believe it or not you can have a better laugh with them as well.
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