Am I too old for my company?4 min read 08 Dec 2015, 12:56 AM IST
The average age in companies is getting younger and these employees are wired differently. How do you deal with the organizational consequences of that altered reality?
At 56, I’m possibly the oldest member of our 20-year-old engineering firm. The average age of our employees is around 30 years. Every year, I notice that the figure keeps dropping. As the founder CEO, I’m worried about whether we’re doing enough to connect with the millennials that are entering our workplace. I’ve planned a conversation with my board on whether we need a younger CEO, perhaps in his early 40s, to take over from me in a couple of years. Is that a sensible goal?