Summary of Who Gets to Work?

Six Trends Shaping Jobs, Opportunity and Mobility in the Future

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Who Gets to Work? summary
Six trends will shape the US labor force in the coming years.


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The United States’ pool of high-skilled workers is set to contract in the coming years. This shortage will trigger numerous new trends in jobs. Sociologist and business professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter outlines six of the most transformative changes that will influence the US economy and society in the future. getAbstract recommends her astute analysis to all US employees and employers, as the imminent shifts will affect one and all.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Which trends will shape the future of the US jobs market and
  • How to adapt to these imminent changes.


Americans currently feel pessimistic about the future and have difficulty making a transition to optimism. Change and strong leadership are required to generate the reversal. Six trends are afoot, which should inject much optimism into the future of the US jobs market:
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About the Speaker

Rosabeth Moss Kanter is a professor at Harvard Business School.

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