Michael B. Arthur is Emeritus Professor at Suffolk University, Boston and Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, UK. He has written widely on contemporary careers for both scholars and career owners. He is a co-author of the book An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life (Oxford University Press, 2017/8) and a regular contributor on career ownership at www.Forbes.com.
Careers, Coronavirus and potential consequences
Michael Arthur, Emeritus Professor at Suffolk University, Boston and Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, UK
We are living through a major global catastrophe. It is a catastrophe that few people, including few commentators on work and organization, have ever anticipated. It is one where many people’s carefully constructed strategies for protecting or expanding their turf got swept away. Technological changes that may have taken years to introduce, are settling in to stay. A look at the world of work through the lens of the career concept raises new questions and fresh possibilities.