Scholarly Article
Desperately Seeking Sustainable Careers: Redesigning Professional Jobs for the Collaborative Crafting of Reduced-Load Work
Journal of Vocational Behavior
2019

Attracting and retaining the best and brightest employees with an unemployment rate that is hovering near a 50-year low is a challenge for companies.

The challenge is made more difficult with more workers reaching retirement agedeclining birth rates and fewer replacement workers to fill job openings.

One emerging answer: Get rid of unproductive “busy work” and commit to learning how to effectively design and implement flexible workload arrangements for interested high-potential employees on a career path.