Ageing Workforce – a Challenge for Organizations
Ageing and its consequences are most frequently analysed in macroscale. If the analyses apply to enterprises, they usually cover working conditions or motivations of the seniors' choice between continuing employment and retirement. The article discusses slightly different themes, namely the awareness of demographic changes, their consequences for the organization and the new professional role of older people in the new demographic situation of the organization. The article is based on the results of a survey conducted among nearly 900 employees of the organizations participating in the ‘Best Agers Lighthouses – Strategic Age Management for SME in the Baltic Sea Region’ international project. The aim of the study was to determine whether the level of awareness of the demographic changes and their impact on the organization and situation of seniors in the new socio-demographic conditions depends on the age of the respondents and their position in the hierarchy of the organization. The conducted analysis made it possible to confirm the hypothesis of the positive correlation between the level of demographic awareness and age or the position occupied in the hierarchy of the organization.