chapter  6
Successful ageing in the workplace: a resources-oriented intervention perspective
ByStamov Roßnagel, Christian and Jeske, Debora
Pages 23

The workplace is a unique setting for research into the conditions and processes of successful ageing. We spend a substantial part of our adult lives at work. To contribute to our organisations’ goals, we continuously develop ourselves by expanding our repertoire of knowledge and skills. That need for continuous development will last throughout our careers as work lives become longer and fewer young workers enter the workforce. From a theory-building and research point of view, a major implication of those trends is that we see in natural operation several of the processes that have been identified as powerful drivers of successful ageing. Moreover, given their need for effective ageing workforce management, many organisations seek research collaborations, which generate a wealth of opportunities for applied ageing researchers.