Type of Content: News
Resource Title: Telework Divide: Teleworking and Digital, Ergonomic and Spatial Issues
Publication Title: Euro Ageism
Publish Date: 2020
Compared to other changes induced by the pandemic, telework will stay and it will be part of our working life experience. Nevertheless, the change to work from home might have a negative impact in the long run, if employers do not take into consideration the workers’ needs. Older workers are also a part of this innovation and they should not be left behind because of the nature of the job they perform or because of a negative stereotype on their ability to succeed. We, therefore, emphasise the inclusion of older adults in tech development and encourage employers to discuss work spatial and ergonomics issues with their employees to provide the most enabling work environment to maximise the realization of the employees’ potential and well-being. COVID-19 pushed the labour market to face the new realities, and it’s up to the employers, whether it will become a crucial challenge or a new opportunity for development.
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