The Project-Based Workforce

The looming talent shortage means companies are adopting increasingly flexible work arrangements. Make sure you make yourself flexible, too

A number of years ago, when my colleagues and I first began our research on how companies were preparing for the changing demographics of the workforce, we were amazed to find 85-year-old aerospace engineers successfully at work! From a company perspective, the reasons for this were straightforward—the industry was then already faced with a severe talent shortage. But why were these folks happily devoting their golden retirement to work?

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