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Zeynep Ton

How Great Companies Bring Dignity, Pay, and Meaning to Everyone's Jobs

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    One big idea: Challenge wage norms.

    Welcome to this Big Idea Blink. For this type of Blink, our editors choose one thought-provoking insight from a book so you can learn something new in just a few minutes. 

    The idea we’d like to talk about this time revolves around challenging prevailing wage norms. It’s quite surprising to find out that what’s deemed competitive market wages often doesn’t suffice to meet employees’ basic needs. This leads businesses into a cycle of poor job quality and unhappy workers. But there’s a better way.

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    What is The Case for Good Jobs about?

    The Case for Good Jobs (2023) illustrates how market wages often fail to cover workers' basic needs, spotlighting the necessity for businesses to revalue labor and adopt good job practices.

    The Case for Good Jobs Review

    The Case for Good Jobs (2014) makes a strong argument for business success through investing in quality jobs that benefit both employees and companies. Here's why it's a worthwhile read:

    • Explores the vital link between **employee well-being** and business performance, emphasizing the importance of treating workers as assets rather than expenses.
    • Provides **concrete examples** of companies that have thrived by prioritizing good jobs, offering practical insights for leaders looking to replicate their success.
    • Challenges conventional wisdom on **cost-cutting measures** in business, presenting a fresh perspective on sustainable growth that challenges the status quo.

    Who should read The Case for Good Jobs?

    • Business leaders
    • HR professionals
    • Social activists

    About the Author

    Zeynep Ton is an expert in operations management and has extensively researched how companies can create more value by investing in their employees. Her work emphasizes the importance of good jobs for productivity and customer satisfaction.

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    The Case for Good Jobs FAQs 

    What is the main message of The Case for Good Jobs?

    The main message of The Case for Good Jobs is the importance of investing in employees to drive business success.

    How long does it take to read The Case for Good Jobs?

    The estimated reading time for The Case for Good Jobs is a few hours. The Blinkist summary can be read in under 15 minutes.

    Is The Case for Good Jobs a good book? Is it worth reading?

    The book is worth reading as it highlights the positive impact of quality jobs on both employees and businesses.

    Who is the author of The Case for Good Jobs?

    The author of The Case for Good Jobs is Zeynep Ton.

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