When Keith and I started this blog, we assumed it would focus on the things people do when they retire. You know, like traveling and volunteering. However, we’re finding that what people really want to hear is about how to prepare for retirement…specifically from a careers perspective. Yes, people know they need to save money. But how do they tell their boss that they want to transition to part-time before retirement?
The key to a successful retirement…or unretirement…is learning how to partner to create a win-win. Not only employees, but organizations. Here are a few articles to get the conversation started.
There are many ways to fill your retirement life. With such variety, traditional retirement becomes history. The future is unretirement and it features the Gig Economy.
Are businesses ready for the aging workforce? Not yet. But they will have to engage freelancers to get stuff done in the Gig Economy. Enter the concept of unretirement.
Regardless of age, at some point, we all probably enter a post-work phase of life. That requires planning and understanding. It’s time to start thinking and planning for your unretirement.
We remember what retirement used to look like. But those days are gone. We need to retire on our own terms. Unretirement can help us have a modern retirement.
High employee engagement hinges on well-being. Dean Aloise from Conduent HR Services says retirement plans are crucial to employee well-being.
You might be saying, “I’ve got a long way to go before I retire.” And that could be true. Planning for your retirement unretirement takes time. Think of it like networking. The last thing you want is to need a network and not have one. You can’t build a network overnight. It takes lots of small steps.
Planning for your unretirement is the same. Unless you win the Lottery, it takes years of small steps. Start now to build the future.
Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA