Category: Work Beyond 50

Working in old age: ‘I don’t want to sit in a chair and sleep’

Dec 17 2013

 What is the attraction of working beyond retirement age? Three people explain how they keep going through their 80s and into their 90s  Neville Parry, 80, chief projectionist, Aldeburgh cinema   I think I’m the oldest “chief” in the country. I have been working here for 40 years and I have never even thought about retirement. I’ve just sort of carried …Read the full article

Moving from Careers to Portfolios by Alan Heeks

Nov 27 2012

Taken from from Alan Heek’s book Charles Handy* is probably my favourite management guru, one of the few who brings the worlds of feeling and spirit into this area.  He was among the first to foresee the huge changes in our ways of working in the past twenty years, and he coined the term portfolio working.  …Read the full article

Back to work: Drag or Delight?

Jan 05 2012

Find yourself or lose yourself in the daily task As we start the new year, you may be going back to a regular job, or not. Either scenario may leave you happy or blue. January seems a good time to reflect on how work fits into your life. I observe men of all ages talking …Read the full article