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In Case You Missed It – New White Paper on Active Aging at Work

Steven Rogelberg

The Alliance of Organizational Psychology is pleased to announce a new white paper on Active Aging at Work. What follows is the abstract. 

Demographic changes have led to an increased interest in the topic of active aging among organizational researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. Active aging at work is the process of optimizing opportunities for high levels of physical, mental, and social well-being, work engagement and performance, as well as fair treatment and employment security as workers get older. Workers aging actively are able and motivated to work longer, past traditional retirement ages, and continue to be happy and productive members of the workforce. In this white paper, we outline individual, job, team, organizational, non-work, and societal factors that contribute to active aging at work and derive practical implications for organizations. Active aging at work is influenced by (a) individual difference characteristics and proactive behavior, (b) job design and work-role changes, (c) team diversity and leadership, (d) human-resource practices and organizational climate, (e) caregiving responsibilities and volunteering activities outside of the work context, and (f) age discrimination and availability of employment opportunities. Organizations can foster active aging at work through age-inclusive human-resource practices, including recruitment and retention activities, career management, training and development, work design, health and performance management, and managing the transition to retirement. 

To learn more: https://alliancefororganizationalpsychology.com/knowledge-sharing


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