The New American Workplace


The Follow-up to the Bestselling Work in America

James O’Toole and Edward E. Lawler
foreword by Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR

6 x 9 – 272 pages Softcover
Thirty years ago, the bestselling letter to the government Work in America published to national acclaim, including front-page coverage in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. It sounded an alarm about worker dissatisfaction and the effects on the nation as a whole. Now, based on thirty years of research, this new book sheds light on what has changed – and what hasn’t. This groundbreaking work will illuminate the new critical issues – from worker demands to the new ethical rules to the revolution in culture at work.

About the Authors

James O’Toole was chairman of the task force that created Work in America. He is a Research Professor in the Center for Effective Organizations at USC. Formerly Executive VP of the Aspen Institute, he has published thirteen books and over seventy articles. He lives in San Francisco and Malibu.

Edward E. Lawler III is founder and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations and Distinguished Professor in the Marshall School of Business, both at USC. He is author or co-author of over thirty-five books and more than three hundred articles. Business Week proclaimed Lawler one of the top six gurus in the field of management, and Human Resource Executive called him one of HR’s most influential people. He lives in Los Angeles.


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