Tag Archives: work

Remote work is here to stay

Remote work became a necessity for many during the pandemic, and some workplaces are looking to permanently incorporate remote work into their regular operations. But remote work comes with challenges. Employees want to know how to build trust, maintain connections … Continue reading

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The promise of the sharing economy

When the “sharing economy” launched a decade ago, proponents claimed that it would transform the experience of work—giving earners flexibility, autonomy, and a decent income. But this novel form of work soon sprouted a dark side: exploited ride-share drivers, neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Cultural impact of The Overworked American

A new paper published by the American Sociological Review looks at the top social science books of the last 30 years whose ideas broke through from academia into the public consciousness. The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, … Continue reading

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Men over 60 and at work

In her new book, Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers), Elizabeth F. Fideler, a research fellow at BC’s Sloan Center on Aging & Work, explores the reasons why many men are continuing to … Continue reading

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A look at working

Work is more than just a 9-to-5 activity. Work is a central aspect of life, providing a source of structure, a means of survival, a connection to others, and optimally a means of self-determination, according to Lynch School of Education … Continue reading

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