Jacobs University Bremen

Seven workers, arrived in Germany in 1951 on a retirees there will be two hundred years later according to the forecasts. (Source: Richard Elman). To prevent the collapse of the pay-as-you-go social security system, the Government has decided the raising of the legal retirement age by two years to 67. u0085 For years the word talk therefore of necessity of age management in enterprises, so that employees in the profession can stay long indeed and not because they physically or mentally no longer can meet the requirements, with reductions in advance must retire. … that in the company the subject of demographics most likely is classified as health management: A far lesser role plays according to Lenze, however, knowledge management.

This involves on the one, as long as possible to maintain the employment of older employees. Only through targeted training staff could meet the needs of a longer working life, says Ursula Staudinger of the Centre for lifelong learning at the Jacobs University Bremen. However, unlike the reality: the participation in further training decreases significantly with age. On the other hand searches for ways, as the knowledge within the staff of one generation can be passed on to the next. IT – databases in practice have proven as cumbersome and unsuitable. However, mentoring programs, or mixed teams of older and younger employees to use, which rely on the direct exchange of come more often. Studies of research and development show that such combinations can be even more productive.

Therefore, only young teams produce more ideas that are cross-cutting units innovations by generations, however, more sustainable and market-closer. Also the shows that is with the knowledge properly money can be earned the elder, experience in Germany. The intermediary for professionals and executives in retirement went to the market four years ago. There are now approximately 5000 backup manager who feel too young only to rose breeding and instead organize the construction of a plant in Brazil if necessary, inform about the customs regulations for imports from non-EU countries or coach the new purchasing manager in the database.