Is there age bias in your workplace? These simple exercises will tell you

Lila MacLellan
Is there age bias in your workplace? These simple exercises will tell you

The software analytics company SAP, for example, employs a “global lead of cross-generational intelligence.” The position is held by Annice Joseph, who is based in Bangalore. Part of Joseph’s mandate is to develop policies that support all five generations within SAP’s workforce of nearly 100,000. In one exercise, Joseph and her team ask employees to raise their hand if they have friends from all five generations, then from four generations, then only three, etc. Only one guideline is enforced: “Unless you’re truly a buddy with an older relative, don’t call them a friend,” says Joseph.