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The Future Of Work In Massachusetts

Author : Tom Juravich
ISBN : 1558496076
Genre : Business & Economics
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Across Massachusetts, workers in virtually all sectors of the economy are facing reorganization, new technology, and the intensification of expectations and demands. With globalization, smaller employers are increasingly becoming part of large multinational companies, and workers are now forced to compete on a world stage. The result is that long-term, stable jobs are disappearing as work has become more temporary, part-time, and contingent. This volume offers a collection of original essays that explore the changing nature of work in the Commonwealth and its impact on workers, their families, and their communities. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the contributors examine the impact of offshoring and outsourcing and the growth of low-wage employment in the service sector, while also looking at the software industry and the future of high-tech jobs. The volume includes an overview of the economics of work in Massachusetts, an analysis of the experience of women and minorities in the workforce, and a case study of the fiscal crisis in Springfield and its relationship to employment issues. Several chapters address the challenges and prospects in the health care industry. Finally, a number of authors examine the complex ways in which these adjustments in the nature of work play out in families across the state, and how policy changes could help workers and their families adjust to these new environments. In addition to Tom Juravich, contributors include Randy Albelda, Mark Brenner, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Heather Bourne, Alan Clayton-Matthews, Dan Clawson, Xiaogang Deng, Robert Forrant, Naomi Gerstel, Dana Huyser, Marlene Kim, Sarah Kuhn, William Lazonick, Stephanie Luce, Karen Meteyer, Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Steven Quimby, Pauala Rayman, Randall P. Wilson, and Lening Zhang.
Category: Business & Economics

The Future Of Work

Author : Darrell M. West
ISBN : 9780815732945
Genre : Political Science
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Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question—how will they transform society, the economy, and politics? If companies need fewer workers due to automation and robotics, what happens to those who once held those jobs and don't have the skills for new jobs? And since many social benefits are delivered through jobs, how are people outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time going to earn a living and get health care and social benefits? Looking past today's headlines, political scientist and cultural observer Darrell M. West argues that society needs to rethink the concept of jobs, reconfigure the social contract, move toward a system of lifetime learning, and develop a new kind of politics that can deal with economic dislocations. With the U.S. governance system in shambles because of political polarization and hyper-partisanship, dealing creatively with the transition to a fully digital economy will vex political leaders and complicate the adoption of remedies that could ease the transition pain. It is imperative that we make major adjustments in how we think about work and the social contract in order to prevent society from spiraling out of control. This book presents a number of proposals to help people deal with the transition from an industrial to a digital economy. We must broaden the concept of employment to include volunteering and parenting and pay greater attention to the opportunities for leisure time. New forms of identity will be possible when the "job" no longer defines people's sense of personal meaning, and they engage in a broader range of activities. Workers will need help throughout their lifetimes to acquire new skills and develop new job capabilities. Political reforms will be necessary to reduce polarization and restore civility so there can be open and healthy debate about where responsibility lies for economic well-being. This book is an important contribution to a discussion about tomorrow—one that needs to take place today.
Category: Political Science

The Future Of Work

Author : Jacob Morgan
ISBN : 9781118877296
Genre : Business & Economics
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Throughout the history of business employees had to adapt tomanagers and managers had to adapt to organizations. In the futurethis is reversed with managers and organizations adapting toemployees. This means that in order to succeed and thriveorganizations must rethink and challenge everything they know aboutwork. The demographics of employees are changing and so are employeeexpectations, values, attitudes, and styles of working. Conventional management models must be replaced withleadership approaches adapted to the future employee. Organizationsmust also rethink their traditional structure, how they empoweremployees, and what they need to do to remain competitive in arapidly changing world. This is a book about how employees of the future will work, howmanagers will lead, and what organizations of the future will looklike. The Future of Work will help you: Stay ahead of the competition Create better leaders Tap into the freelancer economy Attract and retain top talent Rethink management Structure effective teams Embrace flexible work environments Adapt to the changing workforce Build the organization of the future And more The book features uncommon examples and easy to understand conceptswhich will challenge and inspire you to work differently.
Category: Business & Economics

Education Training And The Future Of Work I

Author : John Ahier
ISBN : 9781136289439
Genre : Education
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A central claim of this volume is that public policy in education and training can only be properly understood if it is seen in relation to prevailing economic and employment conditions. It has become increaslingly apparent that the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by Western governments during the 1980s and 1990s have led to a growing world-wide 'work crisis'. Unemployment levels, particularly in Europe, remain persistently high, and for those in employment, job insecurity and long working hours have become the norm. The response of UK governments has been to promote 'flexibility' in employment practices while proclaiming the importance of improving skill levels through education and training. This volume challenges the adequacy of such an approach, and asks whether reliance on education and training reforms without additional political intervention in economic processes is capable of reversing current trends. Issues covered in this reader include: * the impact of globalization on employment trends * neo-liberal and neo-Keynesian approaches to employment policy * political reforms in education and training institutions * the impact of flexibilization on private life and the family. The two volumes in this series are readers for the Open University course Education, Training and the Future of Work, E837, a module of the MA in Education. The companion volume is Education, Training and the Future of Work II: Developments in Vocational Education and Training. John Ahier is Lecturer in Education at the Open University. Geoff Esland is Director of the Centre for Sociology and Social Research at the Open University and Course team Chair of E837.
Category: Education

Re Thinking The Future Of Work

Author : Colin C. Williams
ISBN : 9780230207936
Genre : Business & Economics
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How will work be organised in the future? With its global perspective and critical approach, Re-Thinking the Future of Work provides not only an overview and examination of the array of competing visions, but also a radical rethink about the direction of change.
Category: Business & Economics

The Future Of Work

Author : Charles B. Handy
ISBN : 0855206896
Genre : Business & Economics
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Examines the place of work in society and discusses the possible future development of employment in Great Britain
Category: Business & Economics

The Future Of Work

Author : R. Donkin
ISBN : 9780230274198
Genre : Business & Economics
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The forces that are shaping the future of employment are examined in this new book. The author presents a cohesive argument for a fundamental change in attitudes to work, both from policymakers and employers if we are to create a healthier society capable of meeting the expectations and concerns of a developing economy.
Category: Business & Economics

Research Handbook On The Future Of Work And Employment Relations

Author : Keith Townsend
ISBN : 9780857936363
Genre : Political Science
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ÔThis is an enlightening text on the subject of employment and work relations that will be useful for students in economics, specifically those studying labor relations.Õ Ð Lucy Heckman, American Reference Books Annual 2012 The broad field of employment relations is diverse and complex and is under constant development and reinvention. This Research Handbook discusses fundamental theories and approaches to work and employment relations, and their connection to broader political and societal changes occurring throughout the world. It provides comprehensive coverage of work and employment relations theory and practice. This up-to-date research compendium has drawn together a range of international authors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. There are chapters from labour historians, theoreticians, more mainstream industrial relations scholars, sociologists, organizational psychologists, geographers, policy advisors, economists and lawyers. At the heart of each chapter is the notion that the world of work and employment relations has changed substantially since the halcyon days of IR, throughout the Dunlop Era of the 1950s. However, many areas of enquiry remain, and more questions have developed with society and technology. This Handbook reflects this view. As the field of study and practice continues to evolve throughout the twenty-first century, what lessons have we learnt from the past and what can we expect in the future? Academics and postgraduate students researching industrial relations, human resource management, employment relations, industrial sociology and sociology of work will find this important resource invaluable.
Category: Political Science

Future Of Work In America

Author : Pete Hoekstra
ISBN : 9780788187711
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First public hearing by the House of Reps., Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Education and the Workforce, on a project entitled the American Worker at a Crossroads Project. Witnesses: Reps. Pete Hoekstra and Patsy T. Mink; William Brock, Former Secretary of Labor, U.S. Dept. of Labor; Edward Montgomery, Chief Economist, U.S. Dept. of Labor; Carol D'Amico and Alan Reynolds, Senior Fellows, Hudson Institute; Thomas Malone, Founder and Dir., MIT Center for Coordination Science; Jared Bernstein, Economist, Economic Policy Institute; and Dennis Lambka, Chairman, Simplified Employment Services.

Youth Employment And The Future Of Work

Author : Jonathan Evans
ISBN : 9287166579
Genre : Law
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"Young people are particularly vulnerable to fluctuations in economic trends. Youth employment is therefore high on the policy agenda of those concerned with promoting social inclusion. While youth-targeted employment policies tend to combine both demand-side and supply-side approaches, it is important to recognise that traditional notions of "work" have more recently been challenged and reconceptualised. The old assumptions about gender roles, "job security" and "planned careers" have thus been transformed by the profound economic and social changes of recent decades. The essays collected here were developed from papers first delivered at a research seminar on youth employment organised by the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth. They represent a diverse and, at times, provocative collection of analytic snapshots of the position of young people on the European labour market. What emerges is a shared commitment to finding flexible responses to economic globalisation and a concomitant concern for promoting the rights, interests and welfare of young people in both training placement and in the workplace."--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Law