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What does it mean to carry out "good work"? What strategies allow people to maintain moral and ethical standards at a time when market forces wield unprecedented power and work life is being radically altered by technological innovation? These are the questions at the heart of this important collaboration by three leaders in psychology. Enlivened with stories of real peoplWhat does it mean to carry out "good work"? What strategies allow people to maintain moral and ethical standards at a time when market forces wield unprecedented power and work life is being radically altered by technological innovation? These are the questions at the heart of this important collaboration by three leaders in psychology. Enlivened with stories of real people facing hard decisions, Good Work offers powerful insight into one of the most important issues of our time and, indeed, into the future course of science, technology, and communication....

Title : Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet
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ISBN : 9780465026081
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet Reviews

  • Kira
    2019-04-09 05:53

    I couldn't quite bring myself to give this one star, but that's probably what it deserves. Read under duress for a seminar - entirely unenlightening.

  • Eva
    2019-04-15 06:09

    Perhaps I should have read this book 15 years ago when it was fresh. It goes some way toward predicting the state of the world of journalism (and genetics) in what is now our present, but misses the depth of the internet's effects in opening "broadcasting" to everyone, and thereby creating content providers devoted to their clickthrough count and advertiser dollars and feeling no obligations to a tradition of journalistic ethics, and millions of users with poor discernment skills, used to relying on the truth of what they read or see. There are good effects, too, of course, but from 2017 it looks a lot bleaker than the book foresaw.

  • Russell
    2019-04-20 02:56

    Long, extremely biased, and repetitive, I am unsure of why this book is so highly regarded. This book could have spent a lot more time examining its many assumptions: about the extant systems that create the problems the book outlines and about what work actually is, for example. Good Work refuses to go beyond the surface level of what work is, and works hard to present capitalism and US exceptionalism as the one true way of operating in this world. While I respect the research methodology of the three social scientists involved in creating this work, the synthesis of their findings leaves much to be desired.

  • Matt Swaffer
    2019-04-12 03:06

    Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet is the product of three psychologists from different fields. Howard Gardner is a cognitive psychologist best known for his theory of multiple intelligences. Csikszentmihalyi is a social psychologist best known for his concept of "flow", a state in which an individuals skills and challenges mesh and completely absorb the mind. (See his book Flow) William Damon is the author with which I am least familiar but he is a developmental psychologist who focuses on social and moral issues. The book itself is the culimnation of several years of intense research into two major fields: genetics and journalism. The focus of their study was searching for the factors that lead to both highly effective and highly ethical behavior in a given field. read more at....http://books.mydevnotes.com/archive/2...

  • Tim
    2019-03-29 04:57

    An in-depth academic exploration about promoting good work in a profession, in this case genetics and journalism. Well written, but a little dense, the authors interview several members of these areas and explore their similarities and differences. As a manager, I was expecting more ideas on how to influencing the workplace, but I still enjoyed the read. It had many challenging ideas and interesting perspectives on issues such as ethics.

  • Uma
    2019-04-18 04:53

    read about half before i finally decided to move on. the book was interesting and had some good ideas. i definitely now know more about the history of genetics than i'd ever expected. i was just never compelled to actually pick up the book and read, so i decided it was time to let this one go.

  • Janie
    2019-04-07 08:16

    authors' definition of "good work:" work that is both excellent in quality and socially responsible," and for this book's focus, "carried out at a time of constant change." (p. xi, Reface.) "in difficult times" (p. 5)

  • Shavawn Berry
    2019-04-01 23:46

    I use this book to teach ethics in my business writing courses. The students always enjoy the materials and we have far reaching, thoughtful discussions of the concept of 'good work' and what it means. An excellent primer on the subject.

  • Will Carey
    2019-04-01 08:14

    Inspiring basic read, great learnings about the basic human motivation for work as it was 5 years ago

  • Don
    2019-03-28 05:52

    professional ethics, social responsibility

  • Dave Intlekofer
    2019-04-24 05:11

    Good thoughts, but the book is already a little dated. You could read the first and last couple chapters and get the gist of the book.