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Houston Matters for Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The city of Houston has among the youngest populations in the nation. And our growing economy continues to draw new, young talent to the region – and specifically, to the workplace. They’re arriving as a looming population of older workers is nearing retirement. The result – a generation gap at work. Those older workers have […]

The city of Houston has among the youngest populations in the nation. And our growing economy continues to draw new, young talent to the region – and specifically, to the workplace.

They’re arriving as a looming population of older workers is nearing retirement. The result – a generation gap at work. Those older workers have institutional knowledge, and experience to share…while younger workers have new ideas, processes, and attitudes. Some Greater Houston organizations are working quickly to bridge this gap before more experienced and skilled workers retire.

On this edition of Houston Matters…brain drain and the generation gap in Houston. We welcome your questions and comments for three younger workers engaged in different ways in this gap. One is an analyst at a consulting firm, where she’s advising older workers. Another follows the oil and gas industry, where it’s challenging to recruit younger workers. And one is a consultant, advising directors about twice his age.

Also: a few weeks back, we discussed the expansion of a charter school in Houston – today we look at some of the potential drawbacks and ongoing challenges of charter schools, and their impact on public schools in Houston.

Plus: a visit to a comics symposium in Houston.

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