Vincent Lam
Vincent Lam campaign leader

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In the world today, people are living longer than people born 30 to 40 years earlier. As the advancement of technology and medicine, Government estimated the old age population will grow substantially. Life expectancy over 100 years old will not be uncommon in 20 years time.
A lot of people now age 60, born in late 1950's are still very active and healthy. They are better educated than their parents, as the economy growth accelerated rapidly during the 70's and 80's. A lot of these people held key positions in different organizations during their work life. Some may force to early retirement due to lay off as the economic meltdown in 2008. Some may just hit a pause button and left the work force due to personal reason. Those managed to find a job again faced another invisible wall when they reached the retirement age of 60.
I constantly asked myself why you have to retire at certain age even if you are very capable of performing well? I will ask the audience for the same "why?"
Doctors, lawyers, lectures, scientific researcher and other professionals can continue practice or hire by Organizations which perceived their value proportional to their years of experience and age. But for general management managers and workers, this goes inversely.
I personally think the senior persons still can contribute and add value to a organization as good as the professionals if they are being given the opportunities. What needed is a paradigm shift with current inherent mind set.
In my 20+ years management work experience, when I hire a person, I don't just consider it as a job position filling, I viewed it as an investment that adding value to the company.

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在今天的世界裡,人們的壽命比30到40年前的人要長很多。隨著科學技術和醫學的進步,政府估計老年人口將大幅增長。在未來20年的時間裡,超過100歲的預期壽命並不罕見。
現在很多60歲以上的人仕,大約在五十年代末出生的,很多還是非常活躍和健康。由於70年代和80年代的經濟增長迅速,他們很多受教育的程度比上一代的人度高。很多這些人在他們的職業工作過程中擔任過很多不同組織和機構的關鍵職位。有些人可能會因2008年經濟崩潰而被迫提前退休。有些人可能因為個人原因而暫停工作。那些找回工作的人在到達60歲退休年齡的時候再次碰到另一幅無形的牆。”退休等於職業生崖的終结? 一經退休永遠不再次被僱用?”
我常常問自己,即使你仍然有很強的工作表現能力,為什麼你一定要在某個指定的年齡退休? 我會問閱讀者相同的問題“為什麼?”
醫生,律師,講師,科學研究人員和其他專業人員都可以繼續實踐或聘用於不同的組織和機構,很多組織和機構都認為這些專業人仕的貢獻和價值與他們的年齡和經驗年限成正比。但對於一般的管理人員和工作人員來說,就是剛剛相反的。
我個人認為,如果組織和機構的高層願意給這些年長人士一個聘用的機會,我很相信這些年長人士一定可以為這些組織和機構貢獻和增值。我們所需要的只是要將當前固有的思維方式進行範式化的轉變。
在我20多年的管理工作經驗中,當我僱用一個人的時候,我不只是把他當作一個工作崗位的填補,而是把他看作是為公司增值的投資。

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