Inventory

This is the page that explains the StAP Intervention inventory report.

The purpose of this report is to get an idea of what is currently being done in the field with respect to the processes of creating awareness for intergenerational learning (IGL) and implementing it successfully in organizational contexts. In its essence, this report identifies and integrates all types of interventions that are currently being done to promote IGL and to put it into practice.
The report has  six chapters. In the introductory chapter we discuss the IGL process as a possible solution for the problem of an ageing population and all associated phenomena. Also, we introduce the Stakeholder Awareness Program that will help HRD professionals, knowledge and general managers to diagnose the problems generated by the organizational knowledge loss due to ageing and the underutilization of older knowledge workers, identify the potential benefits of IGL for their organization, and assess potential barriers for change.
In chapter 3 we explain the context of the present work being done, especially within the partner countries and sectors. Since IGL is a complex organizational and social process, we show for each partner country the main aspects related to demographic changes in the last decade and the cultural dimensions in the framework defined by Hofstede, and we present briefly the sectors of interest for the present research. It is important to underline the strong conditioning of the IGL process by the cultural specificity of each partner country.
In chapter 4 we discuss the Stakeholder Awareness Programs that constitute the main part of the present Report. For IGL to be successful in organizations a number of stakeholders need to be involved and they all need to be aware of the issues. Stakeholder Awareness Programs are campaigns and tools that are used by various actors to influence the level of awareness of stakeholders in organizations with the aim of persuading them to implement IGL. Also, the chapter presents different classifications of the stakeholder awareness programs and a list of stakeholder awareness programs found in the partner countries. These programs have been identified and analyzed through desk research and in some instances through direct interviews with experts in the chosen sectors. These programs depend on their sectorial and cultural contexts and they should not be generalized without a deep understanding of the contextualization of each partner country.
The chapter 5 is dedicated to conclusions and our work limitations. The main conclusion is that in each partner country events evolve in the direction of creating awareness for the need for IGL. The main limitation of this present work is that we used primarily desk research and only in some instances discussions with experts. However, we should emphasize the fact that this is only a first phase of the SILVER project and we used the specific tools of such an inventory task. In chapter 6 we present some of the most significant references used for this Report.

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