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Never too old to learn

The Economist article discussing older executives shunning corporate training; this is a problem both for them and the firms they work for
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The piece discusses the results of a recent survey by Mannaz (management development company) citing the decline in corporate training participation for workers over 55.  The company claimed that it wasn't a matter of organizations not offering them the opportunity to learn (i.e. age discrimination), rather that the employees themselves were opting out.

The problem seems to be that these employees "have seen it all" or are being subjected to irrelevant and too-basic lessons, and would rather engage with their peers and find what they are doing/discovering instead.  In turn, the lack of senior people in the corporate classroom means that younger employees lose out on valuable input.

Read the article (at the link) to find out more - and their proposed solutions.

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