The young executive

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PBN Executive Poll

The young executive

Posted 3/15/14

Have you ever experienced age discrimination in the workplace?

• No – 79.4%

• Yes – 20.6%

Most executives at your company are ...

• Older – 35.3%

• Younger – 32.4%

• About the same age 3 – 32.4%

What is your age?

• 50+ – 61.8%

• 35-50 – 29.4%

• 20-35 – 8.8%

What is the biggest barrier to working with older employees?

• Getting them to adopt new business practices – 76.7%

• Managing – 16.7%

• I don’t work with older employees – 6.7%

• Communicating – 0%

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