The archetypal “modern elder” exhibits wisdom in many key ways:
Good judgment
– the inherent experience of older employees can give them a perspective and ‘environmental mastery’ that can allow them to handle problems more productively. Bumps in the road are inevitable in any process, so it’s invaluable having people who are not only all too aware of this but who have overcome them in the past.
Unvarnished insight
– experience affords one a clearness of view that can allow an elder to cut through the clutter to focus on what really matters in a situation. What’s more, because they have been around the block a few times, there is less need to impress or prove themselves, which can lead to greater authenticity.
Emotional intelligence
– knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens, and the modern elders are capable of great self-awareness, empathy and have excellent control of both their own and others’ emotions.
Holistic thinking
– the brain naturally loses speed and memory as it ages, but is more able to see holistically. This ability to ‘recombinate’ from multiple domains has tremendous value in a range of fields, not least in innovation where pattern recognition is key.
Stewardship
– more and more organizations strive to be good corporate citizens, and elders are able to put their experience to good use for future generations. It’s a desire to give rather than take.

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