The Changing Workplace Post-9/11

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As a nation, we work more hours per year than the laborers of any other industrialized country. Much of our identity, our sense of self, and our feelings of satisfaction are derived from our jobs. The September 11th attacks forced Americans to reassess many things — including the role of work in their lives. For some, their jobs took on new meaning. For others, their work seemed not so important anymore. Many have looked to new careers. This hour, Harvard workplace expert Howard Gardner examines the changes at the office since 9/11: What careers are people gravitating towards, what jobs have lost some of their meaning, and how has Americans' understanding of their work changed since the nation was attacked?


Howard Gardner, Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education co-author of "Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet";
Marcie Schorr Hirsch, principle at Hirsch Hills Associates in Newton, MA

This program aired on January 17, 2002.


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