The New American Workplace

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 7, 2007 - Business & Economics - 272 pages

Thirty years ago, the bestselling "letter to the government" Work in America published to national acclaim, including front-page coverage in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. It sounded an alarm about worker dissatisfaction and the effects on the nation as a whole. Now, based on thirty years of research, this new book sheds light on what has changed--and what hasn't. This groundbreaking work will illuminate the new critical issues--from worker demands to the new ethical rules to the revolution in culture at work.

 

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Contents

Part I
4
Introduction
18
The Nature of Organizations
25
The Work Itself
39
The Employment Relationship
61
Careers
83
WorkLife Balance
93
Health and Safety
101
Training and Development
127
Community and Commitment
133
Winners and Losers
139
Compensation 115
145
Choices and Future Directions
150
Public Policy
185
Individuals
215
Future of the American Workplace
233

Job and Life Satisfaction
107
Employee Voice
121
Authors of Papers Commissioned for this Study 245
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James O'Toole was chairman of the task force that created Work in America. He is a Research Professor in the Center for Effective Organizations at USC. Formerly Executive VP of the Aspen Institute, he has published thirteen books and over seventy articles. He lives in San Francisco and Malibu. Edward E. Lawler III is founder and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations and Distinguished Professor in the Marshall School of Business, both at USC. He is author or co-author of over thirty-five books and more than three hundred articles. Business Week proclaimed Lawler one of the top six gurus in the field of management, and Human Resource Executive called him one of HR's most influential people. He lives in Los Angeles.

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