Business school professor &

Multi-generation workforce


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Career path:

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations



Company:

New York University Stern School of Business


Education:

B.A. in Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

M.A. in Psychology, Princeton University

Ph.D in Psychology and Social Policy, Princeton University


 

Meet Michael North, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the New York University Stern School of Business. Mike received his B.A. in psychology at the University of Michigan and his M.A. and Ph.D in Psychology and Social Policy at Princeton University.

As a professor, Mike is passionate about researching, teaching, writing, and speaking about the aging and increasingly intergenerational workforce. People are living and working longer than ever, traditional retirement is becoming a thing of the past, and generations are bumping into one another at record rates. With the modern workplace now comprising up to five generations at once, it is imperative for society to adapt. His work uncovers how businesses, policy, and society can best adapt to these widespread trends.

He first discovered his passion for a career in aging during his first first job after college. Working for a psychology professor at the University of Michigan, he was tasked with interviewing people old and young—and despite initial doubts, he found that he connected with the older adults and found their life perspective reassuring and wise. These qualities reminded him of his own older family members, whose level-headedness often help him keep things in perspective. Thus, a driving force for Mike is to combat negative stereotypes of aging and to communicate its unique benefits to students, organizations, and the broader public.