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The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future
American society currently faces a crisis in the world of work between outsourcing, automation, the gig economy, and low levels of employee engagement. At the same time, our transportation systems and means for producing energy, materials, and food are degrading life support systems on Earth. The solution, however, is simple: we must abandon “business as usual” and draw up ...more
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published March 12th 2019
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The Great Pivot provides a comprehensive view of the current dissatisfying status of work, how we as a society should aim higher for meaningful work and a sustainable future, specific jobs that could lead to meaningful work and help sustain our planet, alternative measures of society's success, and approaches that could lead to success. This book makes the strong case - well-supported by summaries of multiple studies - that we need to invest in these directions to sustain our planet while improv ...more
Justine Burt is the Founder + CEO of Appraccel, an environmental sustainability consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in sustainability behavior change in energy efficiency, alternative transportation, and waste prevention. Clients include NASA Ames Research Center, the U.S. House of Representatives, Alameda County StopWaste, businesses in manufacturing, distribution, whol ...more