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Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around by Matuson R Chinsky

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CHAPTER THREEHelp! My Boss Is Young Enough to Be My Child

Strategies for Managinga Younger Boss

It’s official. Younger people have taken over the office. As seasoned workers continue to delay retirement, this scenario will become the rule rather than the exception. A recent AARP survey found that nearly 70 percent of employed fifty- to seventy-year-olds planned to work during what they view as their retirement years. That means more and more workers will answer to bosses who are decades their junior. In fact, according to a 2002 study by the Families and Work Institute, 71 percent of workers fifty-eight years old and older had significantly younger supervisors.

It happens to the best of us. You may one day wake up and find you are among the older ...

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