No-collar : the humane workplace and its hidden costs

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New York, NY : Basic Books, 2002.
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No-Collar is the first book to place the much-feted New Economy workplace in the context of industrial history and the struggle to win a humane work environment. From Horatio Alger to the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Americans have extolled the virtues of hard work as a source of meaning and identity as well as livelihood. Drawing on his yearlong study of two Silicon Alley companies, as well as on interviews with a range of employees in other Internet industries, Andrew Ross offers a dramatic report on how the self-directed "no-collar" life stacks up against earlier work utopias.Though urban knowledge workers enjoyed unprecedented autonomy and bargaining power, and their bohemian artisan style evoked a pre-industrial craft ethos, the volatile economy exposed even the rank-and-file to 24/7 schedules, emotional churning, and the kinds of pressure typically borne only by senior managers. With his characteristic mix of laser-sharp analysis and deft storytelling, Ross asks: How humane can, or should, a workplace be? In documenting the quixotic life of these neo-bohemian workplaces, No-Collar records a unique moment in American history and reveals what the landscape of work will look like for decades to come.
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viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
0465071449 (hardcover)


Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ross, A. (2002). No-collar: the humane workplace and its hidden costs. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ross, Andrew, 1956-. 2002. No-collar: The Humane Workplace and Its Hidden Costs. New York, NY: Basic Books.

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Ross, Andrew, 1956-, No-collar: The Humane Workplace and Its Hidden Costs. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2002.

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Ross, Andrew. No-collar: The Humane Workplace and Its Hidden Costs. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2002. Print.

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