World of Work

The new world of work is changing rapidly. New options regarding our work life and what is involved in working well with others keep emerging, influenced both by technology and shifting social attitudes. Traditional lifetime employment is fading, to be replaced by a mosaic of possibilities. At the same time, women continue to bear the double burden of disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care work, extending their work day up to 18-20 hours in order to care for families and contribute to communities. Increased labor force movement is creating culturally diverse work places, resulting in both cultural enrichment and the potential for cultural misunderstandings.

As part of her work on economic development, Dr. Riddle has focused on a range of issues with regard to the quality of our work life. Below are a few resources for policy makers, managers and staff of employment and counselling services, and anyone contemplating change in their work life: