It has been observed that employee’s productivity witness declining trend after a certain age. However, at the same time, their years of experience improve their decision making skills, make them visionary and suitable for leadership positions. Therefore, a balanced aged human resource should be maintained with appropriate responsibilities.
It is the global fact that people at their 20s have their energy at peak levels. They can perform their tasks with higher dedication and are keen to learn different skill sets. However, once they get old, their efficiency declines. On the other hand, their multiyear experience, developed through vast understanding of the process and working environment, makes them handle difficult situations effortlessly.
Moreover, their visionary approach has its usefulness in developing strategic plans which is a must for any organization. They can train newcomers, lead there teams and make them work efficiently to achieve organizational millstones. Contrary to this, young people usually have their learning desire at peak levels but they often struggle to cope up with different situations and lack decision making. Here comes the role of senior staff who can help them to derive solutions out of tough situations.
Therefore, in my opinion, it would not be wise to replace older staff with young employees. Rather, there should be a mixture of human resource with different skill sets and experience levels. For example, new breed should be given tasks which require hard work and are repetitive in nature while senior staff should be setting goals and objectives and leading their teams. By this, they all would work as a whole for betterment of organization.