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Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in which 1,129 garment workers were killed,  crushed under eight stories of concrete. Had the building been safe, had the workers been empowered, had their lives been valued and respected,

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in which 1,129 garment workers were killed, crushed under eight stories of concrete. Had the building been safe, had the workers been empowered, had their lives been valued and respected,

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Great challenge. I will write from my own experience as I am over 50 (JUST !) and looking to relaunch my career in sustainable innovation. YES - I can learn lots from young people and I agree with the last post - it is best done in an informal way. The question is HOW to create these situations (workplaces ideally) where everyone respects and learns from others in a perfectly natural way. Do young people need to be more self aware . . . . how young is young ? My 9 year old son is learning to code in school (a whole new generation in the UK) , thus making himself more 'employable' than either his 13 or 17 year old brother. The latter have not been brought up with this skill set, but with a different and equally valuable one. The world is changing SO FAST - as I have exemplified, even the so called 'young' are being out-dated before they even leave school ! If we all accept and embrace this fact, suddenly we are all in the same boat, young and old. Moving forwards from this position might prove fruitful ?

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elizabeth commented on Safety at Work!

I agree - we need to work from the top down. Businesses have power and sometimes money at their finger tips - they can do a lot to help their workers - our job is to convince them that in so doing they are also helping themselves !.

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elizabeth commented on Turn On Empathy [Updated Apr 29, 2014]

love your post Collin - did you see the video I posted on exactly that ?