Barry Schwartz: The way we think about work is broken TED talk https://www.ted.c
Barry Schwartz: The way we think about work is broken TED talk What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It's time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel. What is “idea technology”? How does generativity (Erikson) develop? Describe the connections between “idea technology” and the development of meaningful work in middle adulthood. Briefly interview a middle adult, asking about Erikson’s crisis. Are they working towards generativity or stuck in stagnation? Why? NOTE: The view count and the interactive transcript. Submit the questions and your responses as a MS Word (.docx) file or a Rich Text Format (.rtf) file. Schwartz is the author of the TED Book, Why We Work. Barry Schwartz studies the link between economics and psychology, offering startling insights into modern life. Lately, working with Ken Sharpe, he's studying wisdom. http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bschwar1/

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