Redesigning Work

A Blueprint for Canada's Future Well-being and Prosperity

By (author) Graham Lowe & Frank Graves
Categories: Sociology, Sociology and anthropology, Society and Social Sciences
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Hardcover : 9781442644458, 288 pages, August 2016

Table of contents



Chapter 1: How Economic Change Affects Canadians

Chapter 2: Happy, Healthy, and Productive Workers

Chapter 3: Engaged Workers

Chapter 4: What Canadians Value in a Job

Chapter 5: Generations at Work

Chapter 6: Cultivating Workers’ Capabilities

Chapter 7: A Blueprint for Redesigning Work

Chapter 8: Actions to Improve Wellbeing and Prosperity


About the Authors



Redesigning Work is a data-rich analysis of the state of Canada’s workers and their job market… This is an important book for employers, workers and policy-makers alike. ”Honourable John P. Manley, President, Business Council of Canada

Graham Lowe and Frank Graves are two of Canada’s leading experts on work and public opinion. In Redesigning Work, the authors provide a blueprint for the future of work in Canada by identifying practical ways to make work more motivating, rewarding, and productive. The authors provide fuel for employers, workers, policy makers, HR professionals, and NGOs to combat the negative trends many Canadians associate with their future economic prospects. The book paints an optimistic picture of the future of work by addressing job stress, work-life balance, skill use, and engagement.


‘This readable book should be of interest to academics, human resource professionals, and the public policy decision-makers. Personally, I will be introducing some of these concepts from the book into future industrial relations courses for students to ponder. ’

- Gordon B. Cooke