Labelling

Over recent weeks, there’s been a spat of comments in the press (mostly on ABC radio and TV) about “labelling” of people and groups. For example, how are people seen when over a certain age they are labelled as retirees? This has a particular impact on their employment prospects and their potential (lack of opportunity) to pass on years of knowledge that will otherwise be lost.

Labelling of people, genres and groups – what does it mean and what does it do to people’s behaviour?

Over recent weeks, there’s been a spat of comments in the press (mostly on ABC radio and TV) about “labelling” of people and groups.  For example, how are people seen when over a certain age they are labelled as retirees?  This has a particular impact on their employment prospects and their potential (lack of opportunity) to pass on years of knowledge that will otherwise be lost.

The press reports around labelling (which is often negative) started with: Continue reading “Labelling”