Scholars Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly, who have studied the retail industry extensively and who coauthored a chapter on retail in the 2020 book "Creating Good Jobs: An Industry-Based Strategy," explain how COVID-19 and technological change are affecting today's retail workers.
Routledge has published a new and expanded edition of the book " Shaping the Future of Work: A Handbook for Action and a New Social Contract ," by MIT Sloan Professor Thomas A. Kochan and Lee Dyer, an Emeritus Professor at Cornell's ILR School.
"The book, and in particular its informative and excellently written industry studies with their abundant insights into the often hidden world of poorly paid work, is absolutely worth reading," writes Gerhard Bosch in his review of the book in the journal ILR Review.
At a recent virtual panel discussion organized at MIT Sloan, two industry executives and an MIT Sloan professor focused on the important and timely topic of people analytics, including how people analytics techniques can be used to ameliorate bias within organizations.
MIT Sloan Assistant Professor Nathan Wilmers and Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Letian Zhang have won a grant from WorkRise to study how the tasks assigned to low-wage workers affect those workers’ opportunities for wage growth.
The paper by Anubhav Arora and MIT Sloan faculty members Barbara Dyer and Thomas A. Kochan describes how Kaiser Permanente engaged its workers in the design and implementation process for a new generation of technology-enabled ambulatory care clinics.
In a new working paper, Fei Qin of the University of Bath and Thomas A. Kochan of the MIT Sloan School of Management analyze how the use of a digital platform for training and learning affects the performance and promotion of technical sales personnel at IBM.
The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, an MIT-wide task force whose membership includes two faculty members affiliated with the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative, recently released its report.