Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 347-356

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201765010347
Published online 2017-02-28

Factors Influencing Age Management in Organisations in the Czech Republic

Hana Urbancová, Martina Fejfarová

Department of Management, Faculty of Economic and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Prague 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic

This paper deals with the topical issues of age management and population ageing in the Czech Republic and Europe. The main objective of the paper is to evaluate the importance of individual visions of age management according to Ilmarinen (2006) and Cimbálníková et al. (2012) in organisations in the Czech Republic and to identify factors that influence the implementation of individual visions in the organisation. The primary data (n = 549) was collected by means of a questionnaire technique. The research results have shown that the most important visions are as follows: (1) a fair attitude towards age, (2) knowledge about age issues and (3) a happy life and motivation. In order to evaluate the implementation of age management visions, a factor analysis was performed, on the basis of which two significant factors were identified: (1) organisational culture and (2) job performance and relationships. Based on the research results, organisations are recommended to focus on continuous analysis of their organisational culture, to adapt to changes in their environment, also to implement an effective employee performance appraisal system, and to explore the development of employees and relationships among generations of employees with emphasis on eliminating ageism.

Funding

This work was supported by the Internal Grant Agency of the University of Life Sciences Prague (CIGA) [grant number 20141002]; and the Internal Grant Agency of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague [grant number 20161022].

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