"In mid-life, you're beginning to maximise the ability to use the entirety of the information in your brain on an everyday, on-going, second-to-second basis.
Biologically, that's what wisdom is". George Bartzokis, Neurologist
Wisdom. 'The ability or result of an ability to think and act utilizing knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight'.(Collins Dictionary)
We advise you about what your organisation can do to harness the full potential of employees over 50
We Need Wiser, intergenerational organisations
We have Information overload and wisdom scarcity
Technology is advancing at the expense of social skills
We are losing perspective through 'busyness'
Advancing technology is encouraging work overload and anxiety
We have the advantage of an ageing population with the potential for wisdom
Many organisations are missing the opportunity and strength of intergenerational groups working together
Are You Developing Future Strength?
In the next 20 years, we have the advantage of an ageing population with the potential for wisdom and organisations have a unique opportunity to use this ... or not.
We Offer Support in Four Fundamental Areas of Wisdom Development
1. Harness Intergenerational Power New for 2019
Workplace Wisdom NZ and Work Life Balance International are joining forces to help you harness the power of multigenerational potential. We believe that the ageing population offers an amazing opportunity for organisations and individuals. We want to help organisations and communities avoid the negatives by taking advantage of the positive possibilities offered by the aging population.
It is well proven now – intergenerational groups in all types of organisation achieve more powerful results. The combination of disruption and wisdom combines to create collective human super working. The natural way in which people work together also lessens stress and improves overall wellness for everyone. This is because human beings have always formed multigenerational groups to get things done. We are wired to work this way. More details about our work here
Disruption and Wisdom combine well.
2. Create Leaders as Elders (Employees aged 45+)
The role of Wise Elder has been lost at work but it is important in a human enterprise. All wise people are old but not all old people are wise! Wisdom is a learned characteristic. Intergenerational working depends on employees over 45 developing and contributing their unique wisdom . Many leaders over 45 have the potential for wisdom but have not realised it. We help people who are open to learning make the most of their age and wisdom by developing perspective, emotional and social maturity. This is a skill that younger people cannot offer and is a huge mine of untapped value within most organisations.
These leaders are then able to role model and offer reverse mentoring to others
3. Equip and Transition Employees over 45 with a Portfolio Future In future, many employees will want to continue working but the organisation may not be able to retain everyone past retirement. All employees over 45 should be considering a portfolio of activities that include work for their own wellness and the organisation should start a development process whether a person will stay or leave. over the next few years. This will strengthen the organisation and the individual.
Enable employees over 45 to be relevant and financially secure whether they go or stay
3. Emerging Leaders Leadership (aged 25- 40)
Building a successful organisation employing four or five generations depends on leadership. We help young people and elders to develop a framework for combining wisdom with the people skills needed for working seamlessly together. The framework is based on self-awareness, social skills, perspective, intuition and character. This builds a life-guidance framework for future wisdom and offers young people meaningful growth and development through their 30's and 40's. Young leaders learn how to work with older and younger colleagues through empathising and being flexible with their diverse needs and capabilities. Workshops and coaching for emerging leaders aged 20 - 35 compliment the work we do with older leaders and set the culture on a path to intergenerational success.
Build leadership confidence in dealing with multigenerational issues