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3-for-1: Ageism, Friendly Cultures and Experimental Innovation

For people to thrive diversity, equity and inclusion is critical. Yet finding time and resources to make a meaningful difference to organisational culture can be challenging. That’s why we’ve curated a set of online insights to fuel your inclusive practice. Each article in this series covers a key theme or issue in DE&I. Whether you have 5, 20 or 60 minutes to spare – we present these recommended resources to engage with and share.

If you have 5 minutes, try this:

5 ways to promote a youth-friendly culture in the workplace

The World Economic Forum published this short article on ‘5 Ways to Promote a Youth-Friendly Culture in the Workplace’. We’d urge you to read this especially: if you’ve not come across the benefits of ‘reverse mentoring’ yet; if the only ones in charge of your organisation’s strategy are those a bit longer in the tooth; if until now you’ve seen failure as a wholly bad thing.

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If you have 20 minutes, try this:

5 Extraordinary Benefits of Age Diversity in the Workplace

This next article features a short clip from the classic comedy series Seinfeld, to illustrate a reckless age-based stereotype. It’s also filled with statistics and top tips. Whether or not we agree with the labels and generation-categories bandied about, it’s super clear that: “Bringing members of all of these generations together can improve productivity, boost leadership, and help your business grow profitably.”

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If you have 60 minutes, try this:

Late Bloomers - Why do we equate genius with precocity?

In a long read from literary titan Malcolm Gladwell, suggested by MF Head of Digital Learning Hugh Reynolds, we learn about two different sorts of creativity, and why we should pay much more attention to so called “late bloomers”. “Genius, in the popular conception, is inextricably tied up with precocity—doing something truly creative, we’re inclined to think, requires the freshness and exuberance and energy of youth.” Gladwell explores and confronts this myth head-on.

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