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Special Report: Ageism in Corporate America

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AARP Work Reimagined Blog
A multi-generational workplace means rising friction, says Bill Novelli, a professor in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and coauthor, with Peter Cappelli, of Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received more than 21,000 age discrimination complaints in 2013 and more than 22,000 in 2012—that’s up nearly 21 percent from a decade ago. “A lot of that comes from younger managers and older subordinates often distrusting each other, and having a negative view of the other,” says Novelli.