Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Older Workers More Receptive to Workplace Change

Thinking about making ergonomics improvements to the workplace but not sure how well they will be received by older workers?

A new study indicates that older workers may be the easiest segment of workers to convince that change is good: when changes are seen as beneficial to the company, older workers are the first to adopt.

The study, conducted by Dr. Tracey Rizzuto from Louisiana State University (LSU), surveyed over 360 workers, nearly 60 percent of whom were 46 or older and 11 percent were over 55.

Rizzuto’s survey focused on willingness to learn new systems, motivation, commitment and satisfaction in accepting changes. Ultimately, she found that the older workers were more willing and excited about changes. (Via

Senior - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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