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The New American Workplace Paperback – August 7, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1403984913 ISBN-10: 1403984913 Edition: Reprint

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade; Reprint edition (August 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403984913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403984913
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,536,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Offers a persuasive argument for high-wage, self-managed employment. . . . Employees confronting the changed world of work will be better off for reading it."--BusinessWeek
 
"This comprehensive and authoritative volume presents the latest information on trends and conditions in the U.S. workplace with clarity and tangible detail."--Library Journal
 
". . . an optimistic updating . . . also reckons with technological forces and a global economy that are radically and rapidly disrupting business organizations."--Fast Company
 
"James O'Toole and Edward E. Lawler definitely tackle 'must-address' topics in their examination of the American workplace, including outsourcing, immigration, compensation, public policy, and work/life issues."--IndustryWeek
 
"This book makes a compelling argument about where the workplace has been, where it is now, and where it is going . . . it raises questions and provides insight about what the US and organizational managers need to do to remain competitive."--Human Resource Planning 
 
"It would be impossible to understand the 21st-century workplace without this book. Certainly the management book of the year; probably of this decade."--Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader

"A thoroughly researched inquiry into the dramatic transformation of work in America, The New American Workplace challenges everyone--employers, workers and elected officials--to act now to keep our country competitive in the 21st century."--U.S. Representative Tom Allen

"The New American Workplace provides a compelling account of the pressures for change in the workplace and how they are playing out for employers and employees."--Peter Cappelli, Editor of The Academy of Management Executive and Director of the Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School

"In this revealing work, O'Toole and Lawler highlight the growing sophistication required of all interested parties and the increasing interdependencies that each must exhibit if the United States is to survive and thrive in the years ahead. The insights they offer are both intimidating and exhilarating and lay out the challenges that all of us will have to take on in the years to come."--Dave Pace, Executive Vice-President, Partner Resources, Starbucks Coffee Company

"Filled with both information and insight, the book provides a fantastic overview of the contemporary world of work and what that picture says about public policy imperatives."--Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First, Professor, Stanford Business School

Book Description

Three decades have passed since the publication of the landmark business bestseller Work in America. Since then, the U.S. workplace has undergone dramatic changes. Based on years of research by leading scholars, this book presents a wide-ranging, readable look at today's hot-button issues, including:- The growing use of information technology- Offshoring, outsourcing, and downsizing- Employee participation in decision-making, profits, and stock ownershipComprehensive and authoritative, this is essential reading for managers and jobholders.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Clement on March 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
With the information age well underway, it's safe to say that the landscape of the U.S. workplace has changed significantly within the past 10 years given the explosive growth of the Internet. However, in their book titled - The New American Workplace - Authors James O'Toole and Edward E. Lawler go back a full three decades and chronicle how the American workplace has changed since the U.S. government published its first Work in America report back in the 1970's. Some of the more obvious changes listed in the book include a drop in job security for employees; a marked increase in the number of employers a individual will work for over their career as well as the dramatic growth in globalization. Beyond these obvious observations, the authors also offer a definitive look at the work-related decisions that must be made by governments, organizations and individuals as well as the steps that should be taken to further empower employers and workers alike, which is why Soundview recommends this book. Additionally, the authors offer perspective regarding the foundational factors that have driven these changes while forecasting future shifts in the workplace dynamic. While no one can predict the future, this thoroughly researched and disciplined approach helps define the seismic shifts that are occurring beneath our feet - seemingly to stretch into the workplace horizon of our country's future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John P Bernat on June 21, 2008
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This is a great illustration of the value of lucidity. Edward Lawler is one of the longest standing and most respected experts in HR, interestingly enough in compensation and rewards.

This book shares his expertise in Organizational Effectiveness, though, working through the university-based center that he co-founded a number of years ago.

The framework created here places the new American workplace into one of three organizational generalizations: large organizations that win by extracting cost (Wal-Mart), global competitors, and nimble, small innovators. In all of the above, the paradigm of lifetime employment has vanished in favor of contingent employment relationships, entrepreneurial career management, and "cash compensation," often outside the employment framework entirely.

The huge American corporations of the 1970s have all but disappeared. We now deal with highly diverse workers who demand very different terms from their employers.

This is a fun book to read - suprising in its insights and conclusions. The people who have been inventing the future have not had much time to document the journey. I'm glad Lawler made the time to write this account.
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It was worth buying. I liked the information better than the text book. LOL♥ Full of quality information that will help any Human Resource Manager define the modern day problems we face when hiring, the compensation gap, why training and benefits are shrinking and how to coupe with the latest multi-cultural sensitive and globalization issues in the workplace. Great read!! My "Kuddos" to the authors :) If I gave it 4 stars, it's because the data is 5-7 years old, but still very current for most managers.
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I had to purchase this book for a class I'm taking and it was delivered quickly in impeccable condition. The book isn't exactly what I would consider a nail biter but if you are in the business of business it is definitely and enlightening read about the conditions of the American workplace.
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It looks brand new! Arrived very quickly, with a hand written note. Couldn't be happier with the purchase!
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