Sirota Survey Intelligence completed a recent assessment of employee engagement differences across generations. Except for employes age 63 and older the differences between employees’ levels of engagement in their work is fairly narrow around 77% to 80%.
The Traditionalist generation – ages 63 and older – were the most engaged in their jobs with an engagement level of 84%. We neglect the value of older workers yet Siorta’s research is indicating that this is an overlooked resource of loyal and enthusiastic workers.
At 53 years of age, I can’t wait to be 63 and be even more engaged then I already am.
As Robert Browning said over a centry ago, Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made.
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