COM³ Pilots: Join CIAM HC-Hub Webinar on 20 January about Later Life in the Workplace

14 January 2022 - Published by P. Khodabakhsh
COM³ partners at CIAM – Cluster on Industrial Asset Management – organize on 20 January 2022 09:00-10:30 a webinar with Professor Emeritus Reidar J. Mykletun on organizational challenges by aging of workforce, challenges on recruiting and transfer of knowledge.

Organisations are challenged by the ageing of the workforce. Added to this, there is a shortage of workforce and difficult to recruit younger skilled workers and craftsmen. One way to approach this problem is an increased leadership focus on how to retain the older workers for an extended working career, optimise the work processes in age mixed teams, and transfer older workers, knowledge to younger colleagues.

Responding to this, we will present the “Later Life Workplace Index” (LLWI) which maps the state of efficient use of the older workers. It taps into nine areas through the lenses of the older workers: 1) Organisational climate; 2) Leadership; 3) Work design; 4) Health management; 5) Individual development; 6) Knowledge management; 7) Transition to retirement; 8) Continued employment; and 9) Health and retirement coverage. The outcomes from each of these nine areas may be used as bases for improvements, which is the main benefit for using this index in your organisation. We will provide the feedback for organisations that want to try this index as well as support possible improvements.   

Professor Jürgen Deller, Institute for management and Organization at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg and his group has developed this index, which is now translated to several languages for use in UK, Spain, US, Israel, China, Norway, as well as Germany. The index corresponds well with parts of the upcoming ISO/DIS 23623 Ageing Societies. Professor emeritus, Reidar J.. Mykletun at the Stavanger Business School is charge of the development of the Norwegian version of this index and part of the international LLWI team. The benefit for our project is to test the Norwegian version of the index.

In sum, we invite to an interesting session on a challenge facing almost all organisations in the Western world today. If you afterwards want to join us in applying the index in your organisation, we are in a win-win situation.

  • To access the webinar, you must register in advance of the event by sending an e-mail to

About the presenter:

Reidar Johan Mykletun, PhD,is Professor Emeritus at University of Stavanger (psychology), and runs his own company Professoren A/S, in Norway. His research includes adventure tourism, extreme sports; event management, volunteering, and work and organisational psychology issues like leadership, work stress and health, and ageing workers.

He has served as Head of Research at Rogaland Research Institute, Dean of the Norwegian School of Hotel Management, and initiated and was one of the Chief Editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism from 2000 to 2013. Memberships include the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, the Scientific Academy of Stavanger, the European Academy of Management, and the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology. He serves as reviewer for an extensive list of journals.


This article was first published on the University of Stavanger website.