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The New American Workplace: Changes, Choices and Consequences

Recording Date: January 31, 2007
Price: Free

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Overview

The U.S. government’s Work in America report received national acclaim and front-page coverage in media across the United States when it was published 30 years ago.

In this Webcast, authors of the New American Workplace—the long awaited follow-up to the Work in America report—James O’Toole and Edward E. Lawler III spend an hour providing you with a comprehensive overview of three emerging management models that are becoming dominant in the economy and 11 key themes impacting today’s workplace.

What You Will Learn

In the coming years, over 76 million baby boomers will retire from the American workplace. Experts have estimated that there will be a shortage of up to three million workers in the American workforce by 2010—though some have forecast that shortages will be three times that man, including:
  • Insufficient creation of “good jobs” in the U.S. economy
  • The rise of offshoring and the expanding global talent pool
  • Ways the growth of contingent employment impacts the workplace
  • A disconnect between employee skills and business needs
  • How employee participation in decision making, profits and stock ownership affects growth and productivity
  • Unrealized opportunities to utilize human capital

This Webcast has been designed for vice presidents, directors, senior managers, division managers and others who struggle with employee recruitment and retention issues.

About the Presenters

James O’Toole was the principal author of the federal government’s Work in America report published 30 years ago. Mr. O’Toole is the author of 14 books on management and leadership, including Creating the Good Life.

Edward E. Lawler III is Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, founder and director of the University's Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) and coauthor of Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness. BusinessWeek has proclaimed Lawler one of the top six gurus in the field of management, and Human Resource Executive called him one of HR's most influential people. Workforce magazine identified him as one of the 25 visionaries who have shaped today's workplace over the past century.

 

Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, 2000, XP, Windows VistaTM Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit editions)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 7.1
  • AOL 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4)

  • Safari 1.1 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Linux

  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Solaris

  • Mozilla 1.7 or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher for Linux and Solaris
  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 56 kb/sec

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing! Dial-up connectors - please allow more time.