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April 2020
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This handbook provides an overview of the research on the changing nature of work and workers by marshalling interdisciplinary research to summarize the empirical evidence and provide documentation of what has actually changed. Connections are explored between the changing nature of work and macro-level trends in technological change, income inequality, global labor markets, labor unions, organizational forms, and skill polarization, among others. This edited volume also reviews evidence for changes in workers, including generational change (or lack thereof), that has accumulated across domains. Based on documented changes in work and worker behavior, the handbook derives implications for a range of management functions, such as selection, performance management, leadership, workplace ethics, and employee well-being. This evaluation of the extent of changes and their impact gives guidance on what best practices should be put in place to harness these developments to achieve success.


'There is no more important issue facing workers, organizations, and society-at-large than the transformation of the 21st century workplace. This handbook is an extremely timely and enormously valuable resource for understanding how the intersection of technology, globalization, economics, and generational differences have changed our fundamental conceptions of work.'

John C. Scott - Chief Operating Officer, APTMetrics, Inc.

'This is a must-read for students, scholars, and practitioners within the organizational sciences and beyond. With a careful eye towards evidence-based conclusions and rigorous research methods, the book provides global, interdisciplinary, and integrated perspectives - showing us how individuals and work environments impact one another, and how talent management must evolve to adapt to these changes.'

Deborah E. Rupp - Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Mason University

'This book stands out from the crowded field of books prognosticating on the future of work. Unflinching in its challenge of conventional wisdom and uniquely rigorous in its analytical methods, it adeptly integrates a vast range of workplace influences to generate clear guidance for researchers and practitioners seeking to stay ahead.'

Evan Sinar - Head of Assessments, BetterUp, and Executive Board Member, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

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