A Changing American Workplace, as Boomers Retire

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As baby boomers start retiring, the nation's workforce will lose an immense amount of institutional knowledge. A look at what this means for the workplace, post-boomer.


David Delong, author of the book, Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce; management consultant and researcher at MIT's AgeLab

Dave Green, human resource manager for Platte River Power Authority in Fort Collins, Colo.

Bruce Tulgan, founder of RainmakerThinking, a New Haven-based research-management training firm



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