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The Future of Work By Charles Handy

The Future of Work by Charles Handy

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Summary

Whatever politicians say, the world of full--time employment for all has vanished. In The Future of Work, Charles Handy faces up to the facts and to the positive possibilities of the future.

The Future of Work Summary

The Future of Work by Charles Handy

Whatever politicians say, the world of full--time employment for all has vanished. In The Future of Work, Charles Handy faces up to the facts and to the positive possibilities of the future. What do people want from work? Handya s analysis of the real function, as well as the future, of work takes in the history -- the values of the ancient Greeks, the Protestant work ethic included -- and the psychology of todaya s workers and jobless. Should jobs be the soel provider of interest and satisfaction, stability, money and people to meet? Could we survive without the social control, wealth creation and tax--income they bring in? Handy believes that the future must be worked for now. he argues powerfully for new forms of work -- for more part--time work and shorter careers, for more voluntary and co--operative work, for more respect for work in the home and the community. He sets out the possibilities, both good and bad, for self--employment, and for organizing work federally, contractually or in the Japanese style. The broad sweep of The Future of Work takes in the education the workforce of the future needs, and how to organize it -- right up to the moment of training for an early retirement. Handy looks at how tomorrowa s work will affect tomorrowa s families, and what part the unions will have to pay. His book calls for a re--examination of our priorities and a wider perspective on the biggest problem this nation faces -- before society is torn apart in a bitter struggle between those who have jobs, and those who do not.

About Charles Handy

Charles Handy is a visiting Professor at the London Business School, a writer, teacher, broadcaster and consultant. He has been an oil executive, an economist, a full--time academic and, most recently, the warden of St Georgea s House, Windsor Castle. He has written the best--selling Understanding Organizations as well as the popular Gods of Management. He has participated in many top executive conferences on the future of work and, as an advisor to businesses, voluntary organizations and schools, has tried to prepare people for the kind of future he foresees. He speaks from experience, having recently exchanged a job and an office for a personal portfolio of all types of work, cantred on his home and family in London.

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9780855206895
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The Future of Work by Charles Handy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1984-06-21
216
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