From healthcare facilities to call centers, from fulfillment centers to factories, and from restaurants to retail stores, companies are struggling to find or keep workers — because the jobs they offer are low-paying, they’re stressful, and they provide little chance for growth and success. In “The Case for Good Jobs: How Great Companies Bring Dignity, Pay, and Meaning to Everyone’s Work,” Zeynep Ton, MIT professor and co-founder of the nonprofit Good Jobs Institute, lays out plainly what needs to be done to improve jobs and company performance.
In this follow-up to her previous book, “The Good Jobs Strategy,” Ton examines the “why” and “how” of the good jobs system to help leaders and managers overcome the disconnect between recognizing a better model and having the courage to implement it. Learn more about the disadvantages of low-paying and high-turnover jobs; the components of a good job system and the benefits this approach creates; how labor investments can pay for themselves; the obstacles to creating a good jobs system; and how leaders can break free and overcome these challenges to create good jobs that offer a living wage, dignity, and opportunities for growth to foster success for their employees and their organization.
Tweet I’m excited to #talkopportunity with @zeynepton (@GoodJobsInst) and @conway_maureen about Zeynep’s new book, “The Case for Good Jobs: How Great Companies Bring Dignity, Pay, and Meaning to Everyone’s Work.” Join me May 10 for this @AspenJobQuality event: as.pn/caseforgoodjobs
Tweet Some companies offering jobs with low wages and advancement opportunites are struggling to find and keep workers. Offering good jobs provides a different path. Join @AspenJobQuality and author @zeynepton on May 10 to #talkopportunity.
Tweet Join @AspenJobQuality on May 10 for a book talk on “The Case for Good Jobs.” Author @zeynepton, co-founder @GoodJobsInst and professor @MITSloan, lays out plainly what needs to be done to improve jobs and company performance.
Tweet In her latest book, “The Case for Good Jobs”, @zeynepton (@MITSloan and @GoodJobsInst), explains how jobs that offer a living wage, dignity, and opportunities for growth are good for workers and the business. Join @AspenJobQuality May 10.
Tweet In her new book, @zeynepton examines the “why” and “how” of the good jobs system to help employers overcome the disconnect between recognizing a better model and having the courage to implement it. Join @AspenJobQuality to #talkopportunity May 10.
Zeynep Ton is a professor of the practice in the operations management group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is also the co-founder and president of the nonprofit Good Jobs Institute, where she works with companies to improve their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors alike. Before joining MIT Sloan, Ton spent seven years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. She is the author of “The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits” and the forthcoming book, “The Case for Good Jobs: How Great Companies Bring Dignity, Pay and Meaning to Everyone’s Work.”
Vice President, The Aspen Institute;
Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program @AspenJobQuality
Maureen Conway serves as vice president at the Aspen Institute and as executive director of the Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program (EOP). EOP works to expand individuals’ opportunities to connect to quality work, start businesses, and build economic stability that provides the freedom to pursue opportunity. View Maureen’s full bio.
The Economic Opportunities Program advances strategies, policies, and ideas to help low- and moderate-income people thrive in a changing economy. Follow us on social media and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on publications, blog posts, events, and other announcements.