Since the turn of the millennium, one of the favorite topics at HR seminars and conclaves has been about the millennial workforce. And yet, in most developed economies, older workers are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s provocative book called 'The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity', that "outlines the challenges and intelligent choices that all of us, of any age, need to make in order to turn greater life expectancy into a gift and not a curse" has been the subject of many animated discussions in HR circles. For purposes of this column, let’s think of people between around 60 and 80 years of age as our reference group and call them WAHs (Wise, Aged Humans).
It is true, of course, that climate and the poor quality of public health-care in India will conspire to decelerate the increase in the share that the over-sixties occupy in the general working population of India. The story, however, could be striki...
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