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Healthy work for older workers: work design and management factors

Amanda Griffiths

in The future for older workers

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9781847424181
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424181.003.0008
Healthy work for older workers: work design and management factors

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This chapter focuses on work design and management factors, in particular on the relationships between work performance and age, between work-related stress and age, and between work-related health and age. It also explores what is needed to be done in order to harness potential, and protect the health of older workers. While many interpret a desire to keep workers working for longer as concerning those ages over sixty or sixty-five, there remains considerable scope for encouraging a substantial proportion of workers who retire at fifty or fifty-five to remain in the labour force. This may be achieved by improving and making work more attractive and a less stressful experience for older workers.

Keywords: work design; management factors; work performance; age; harness the potential; protect the health; older workers

Chapter.  6752 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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