Making Good: How Young People Cope with Moral Dilemmas at Work

Source: Greater Good Science Center

Making Good explores the choices confronting young workers who join the ranks of three dynamic professions–journalism, science, and acting–and looks at how the novices navigate moral dilemmas posed by a demanding, frequently lonely, professional life. The authors also uncover striking comparisons between these young professionals and the veterans in their fields–most notably, older workers recall inspiring models and mentors, while today’s beginners see themselves as on their own. With extensive insights into how young workers view their respective domains, the nature of their ambitions, the sacrifices they are willing to make, and the lines they are prepared to cross, this study will prove instructive to young employees and employers alike, as well as to those who wish to understand the shifting moral and social character of the working world.

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