The future of work

February 25, 2010

Changing attitudes, living patterns and technologies are transforming our relationship with work in such fundamental ways that tomorrow’s workplace will be barely recognizable to that of our parents. To help us make sense of these changes Richard Donkin has examined the forces and themes that are influencing what amounts to a silent revolution in social behavior. Donkin argues that this change is creating a watershed in working lives as significant as that of the factory system that heralded the Industrial Revolution. Unless we understand these forces, he warns, policies may be poorly fitted to meet the challenges ahead posed by environmental change and shrinking oil reserves.

In this timely book, Donkin presents a cohesive argument for policy reform, not only in employment, but also in outdated economic assumptions that are no longer meeting the needs of a resource-hungry world.

The future of work / Richard Donkin.  New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. vii, 272 p. : ill.; 24 cm.   ISBN 978-0-230-57638-4

For more information on the availability of this title from the University of Toronto Libraries catalogue, click here.

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