Drawing on interviews with dismissed IBM executives, bakers in a high-tech bakery, a bar owner turned advertising executive and others, the author explores the disorientating effects of the new capitalism in America. This book explores the contrast between the vanished world of rigid, hierachical organizations, where what mattered was a sense of personal character, and the brave new world of corporate re-engineering, risk, flexibility, networking, and short-term teamwork, where what matters is being able to reinvent yourself at the click of a finger.
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Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0393046788
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 1998. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Drawing on interviews with dismissed IBM executives in Westchester, New York, bakers in a high-tech Boston bakery, a barmaid turned advertising executive, and many others, sociologist Richard Sennett explores the disorienting effects of the new capitalism.Old ways of work have broken apart, as has the work ethic of an older generation. In place of stable routine and predictable career tracks, employees are asked to be open to change on short notice. Staid bureaucracies have become more fluid networks; short-term teamwork replaces long-term commitment to organizations. In some ways these changes are positive. They make for a dynamic economy. But they can also be destructive, eroding the sense of sustained purpose, integrity of self, and trust in others that an earlier generation understood as essential to personal character.In The Corrosion of Character, Sennett helps us to understand he social and political context for these personal confusions, and suggests how we need to reimagine bothcommunity and individual character in order to confront an economy based on the principle of "no long term". Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0393046788
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0393046788
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110393046788