Key area: work design

Workplaces designed to accommodate the needs of older workers, that promote learning and that enable flexibility are conducive to consistently productive and motivated employees. Considering employees’ individual life stages and actively involving them in the design of their workplaces, working hours, and other work-related structures and processes will become increasingly important in future.

Workplace design

  • Designing age-diverse workplaces
  • Involving employees
  • Adapting to changes

Structures & processes

  • Planning, describing and evaluating
  • Balancing stability and flexibility
  • Providing work equipment


Working hours

  • Stresses caused by long working hours
  • Flexible working models
  • Consideration of employees’ individual life stages

Transparency & responsibilities

  • Knowledge of processes
  • Flow of information
  • Interfaces & responsibilities