Carving out a vision and strategy takes effort, persistence and, in a nutshell, work. It requires sustained concentration in a direction that for the most part others around you might not even see. More and more in today’s modern business world, I see executives who feel the need to “get away” or go into deep retreat to evolve their next plan.
While tech giants spend millions campaigning their efforts around gender and race diversity, they refuse to release demographics on the average age of their workforce and offer very little in terms of internal support and new skill training for older workers. In addition, you rarely hear about the growing number of lawsuits and complaints against these companies in recent years suggesting severe degrees of age discrimination, but they are plentiful and on the rise from the dinosaurs who are choosing to fight extinction.