How we view age is about to shift radically. Think about it, we’re seeing huge advances in work-based technologies, and we’re facing a massive wave of retiring baby boomers. What this means is we will see age fade significantly as a key factor in judging talent. What will matter is adding value.
Historically, just the opposite was true. Your tenure in the role or with the organization is all that mattered, even in the face of mediocre performance. National laws and labor union contracts show a strong reverence for age.