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Thomas Kochan

Thomas Kochan

George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Work and Employment Research

Contact: (617) 253-6689, tkochan@mit.edu

Expertise: Airlines; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; China; Collective bargaining; Conflict management; Conflict resolution; Corporate governance; Corporate social responsibility; Dispute resolution; Employment relations; Future of work; Future of work; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare industry; Human rights; Industrial relations; Industrial relations; Job creation; Labor market policy; Labor relations; Labor standards; Labor unions; Managing change; Minimum wage; Minimum wage; Negotiation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational design and performance; Organizations; Social responsibility; South Korea; Training; Tri-sector collaboration; Unemployment; Unemployment; Union busting; Unions; Worker / management relations

Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer

Department: Senior Lecturer, Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-0486, scharmer@mit.edu

Expertise: Action learning; Africa; Asia; Asia Pacific; B-school; Banking; Brazil; Change management; China; Developing countries; Digitization; Distance learning; Distributed leadership; Economic crisis; Economic history; Economics; Economy; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurship; Environmental leadership; Ethics; Ethics; Europe; European Union (EU); Executive education; Future of work; Future of work; Germany; Global economics; Globalization; Government; Healthcare; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Japan; Leadership; Leadership; Leadership; Managing change; Managing change; MOOCs; MOOCs; Organization development; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Organizational culture; Organizational learning; Organizations; Political economy; Scandinavia; Sharing economy; Social entrepreneurship; Social responsibility; Southeast Asia; Strategic management; Strategy; Tri-sector collaboration

A new social contract for work – Tom Kochan and Lee Dyer

From Boston Review This Labor Day we could join those speaking out against Donald Trump’s many hypocrisies, chief among them the preposterous notion that he represents the American worker. We could point out that he is further dividing an already divided country, turning to Wall Street tycoons as his key economic advisors, advocating for the elimination of health insurance coverage for the poor in favor of tax cuts for the rich, rolling back overtime regulations, abandoning requirements that investment agents focus on the interests of the retirees that hire them, and appointing a Education Secretary who attacks public education, teachers, and their unions. We could go on, but a better approach is to lay the foundation for what will need to be done in the post-Trump era, whenever that arrives, to repair the damage, regain the trust of workers, and unify employers, unions, government leaders, and all who share the responsibility for shaping the future of work. We can do … Read More » The post A new social contract for work – Tom Kochan and Lee Dyer appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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