Fear of discrimination   Leaders worry that creating different exits may lead to dissatisfaction and, potentially, lawsuits

Part-time = reduced value   A common belief exists that reduced schedules mean a net loss in contribution, especially as employees age

Manager overload    The assumption exists that many managers lack the skill and judgment to make sensitive decisions and manage the outcomes

Fragile knowledge sharing   The transfer of unique knowledge from older workers is easy to claim, but has often failed in practice