Institute for Work and Employment Research
Work, the workforce, and the economy are interdependent and rapidly changing. But the institutions and policies governing work still map to the industrial economy of the past. At the Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER), faculty from MIT Sloan and other departments across the Institute are educating a new generation of researchers to reinvent the ways we work. The mission: address the needs and realities of 21st-century workers and the organizations that employ them.
IWER is a highly collaborative hub for the study of work and employment. The PhD program and weekly seminars attract researchers from around the world who want to learn about—and contribute to—the evolution of processes, policies, and procedures at the frontier of work.
Focus On: Market Basket Saga
One of the most remarkable examples of a collective workforce effort to challenge a change in CEO and in corporate strategy is playing out at the supermarket chain Market Basket. Tom Kochan urges you all to follow the considerable media coverage this case is getting. One easy and good source is Boston.com.
Tom added his own commentary on Cognoscenti, the editorial page of Boston’s NPR station. We welcome your comments.