Despite the question mark in its title, this report on age-related differences from the MIT Sloan Management Review asserts the value of experience. “It takes many jobs working as a manager,” the authors explain, “to learn more intuitive techniques that are based on experience and judgment.” Further, the authors aver that experienced, intuitive professionals will become increasingly valuable amid growing automation. Learn some of the prominent differences between younger and older managers in this informative report.
About the Authors
Julian Birkinshaw is a professor at the London Business School. James Manktelow founded online training firm Mind Tools. Vittorio D’Amato heads the international MBA program at Italy’s Università Cattaneo, where adjunct professors Elena Tosca and Francesca Macchi teach.