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Work Is Place:

Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy

 

Linda’s new book Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy is now available. A look at the past, present, and future of work, it covers the trends around demographics, technology and workforce change and takes a hard look at the issues that will come about as we move towards a new reality.

 

The world is changing, and along with it, so is the very notion of “work.” For years, we have been told that our aging workforce will soon leave many industries facing a labor shortage. More recently, the narrative has changed: in this version of the story, robots will do everyone’s work, and there won’t be enough jobs to go around. Which view of the future is correct? More important, how will our lives and organizations change as we navigate the changing realities?

 

In Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy, Linda Nazareth casts an economist’s eye on these vital questions and others. How are global change, demographics, and technology coming together to reshape the work world? What challenges will individuals, businesses, and governments face in the coming years? In examining the ways in which big trends are changing what used to be our reliable touchstones, Nazareth presents an engaging, informed look at a future reality that is both unsettling and exciting.

“Changing demographics continue to impact economic and social trends in Canada and elsewhere. Linda Nazareth understands this and is to be congratulated for incorporating the role of demographics in economic and social analysis. Her book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of Canada and its aging population”

 

— David K. Foot, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Toronto and co-author of the best-seller “Boom Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift.”

 

“The constant drumbeat about “The Future of Work” seems to be all around, but what does it really mean, for us as individuals, for companies and for public policy? In Work is Not a Place, Linda Nazareth lays out why the evolution of work is happening and clearly explains how to we can all begin to prepare for success so that we are ready when the future finally arrives!”

 

— Cali Williams Yost, author and founder of the Flex+Strategy Group. 

 

“The future of work is uncertain. With wisdom and insight, Linda Nazareth examines the past and present of the labor market in order to help readers prepare for, and succeed in, the workforce of tomorrow.”

 

—Dorie Clark, adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and author, Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out

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