Diversity and Inclusion Web Series- Part 1: The Post Pandemic Workforce: Designing for Age Diversity

Date(s) - 03/10/2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


The Post Pandemic Workforce: Designing for Age Diversity

The U.S. workforce has become increasingly diverse across multiple key factors, not the least of which age diversity. People are living longer, staying healthier longer, and staying in the workforce longer, while at the other end of the age spectrum, birth rates are falling. The result is that people over 55 represent both the fastest growing segment of the workforce and the largest.

This session will explore how the multi-generational workforce came to be, and how smart, intentional design of office buildings and workplaces can help to attract, retain, engage, and empower ALL generations present in the U.S. workplace today.


Top 3 key points/takeaways from the presentation

  1. Identify the forces creating the first truly multi-generational workforce in the U.S. and why it is our new normal;
  2. Recognize the benefits of a multi-generational workforce for people, teams, and organizations;
  3. Distinguish between fact and fiction regarding common generational stereotypes on workstyle and workplace preferences;
  4. Demonstrate strategic design elements of office buildings and workplaces can help to attract, retain, and leverage an age-diverse workforce.


Erik Lucken, Strategy Director, IA Interior Architects

A 25-year veteran of the design industry, Erik is a workplace strategist based in the Minneapolis office of IA Interior Architects. For the last decade Erik has extensively studied the intersection of business performance and the workplace environment, focused on the design imperative to support both how and why people work today. Leveraging both quantitative and qualitative research, Lucken has published insights on critical workplace drivers such as mobility, wellbeing, and workforce demographics. Erik has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College and a Master of Architecture from Iowa State University.


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