New work styles fit for older people

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German companies are offering flexible working hours to older employees to retain their knowledge and experience, according to an FT article this week. This underlines how a new work model is needed to enable everyone to contribute more productively, not just the digital generation but also busy parents in mid-career and workers approaching retirement. Countries with fast ageing workforces such as Germany are having to look hard at what older workers want - according to the article, Daimler expects half of its staff will be over 50 in 10 years' time.  

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