Positive mental attitude is a quality in people, employers always look for when recruiting new staff. They frequently quote the phrase “attitude is one thing, it’s difficult to train for”.
Judging by some research recently carried out in America – Grannies and Grandads may well have something to teach us all.
The study was evidently done rather like a TV Generation Game with groups of old and young people competing against each other to see who could recollect the most things. The researchers used brain scans – not Bruce Forsythe – to see who won. The winners were the group who remembered more of the positive things they were shown – presumably on the conveyor belt. The older groups won.
This is a conclusion that certainly challenges the image of grumbling old people. Perhaps a more significant implication of this study is that companies should recruit or retain more older people on their staff to keep their talent pool of positive thinkers.
B & Q do it, I wonder who else does? What are the implications of this at a time when retirement age is planned to be put back to 70?