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Wisewrds _ Bridge Employment & Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer

Syed, Nimrah (2017) Wisewrds _ Bridge Employment & Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Syed, Nimrah
Abstract:

Paid employment following retirement is a growing phenomenon known as bridge employment. With a predicted rise in the aging population and no mandatory retirement age, this form of employment is expected to see an upward trend. This research explores the concept of part-time bridge employment at OCAD University. The university is an age-integrated workplace that includes mature adults (Baby Boomers) and young adults (Millennials). Through a user-centered design approach, potential challenges and opportunities afforded by inter-age knowledge transfer for faculty members (young and mature) and students are examined. Mentorship is used as a strategy for workload reduction at the institution. A web app, Wisewrds, is designed to facilitate part-time bridge employment to mature adults and contribute to young adults seeking informal mentorship. An online platform, a flexible working environment and support of intergenerational knowledge transfer through mentoring service are proposed to the University as enabling conditions for part-time bridge employment.

Official URL: https://vimeo.com/212354804
Date: 21 April 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global Aging, Retirement, Bridge Employment, Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer, Age-integration, Flexible Working Environment, Mentorship
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 17:11
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 17:11
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1583

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