The Aging Workforce Is a Wellspring of Opportunity

Digital technology empowers older people to stay in the workforce in ways that can benefit everyone.

You don’t immediately become an empty husk of the person when you turn 60, writes Lee Naik, Managing Director of Accenture Digital. How, he asks, do we ensure that we’re not needlessly putting a whole generation out to pasture because they’ve hit some meaningless number?

One way is to use digital technology to empower older people to pass on their skills and knowledge. In his provocative LinkedIn post, Naik makes a case for how wise elders can rent out their experience to stay relevant.