Redesigning and Redefining Work for the 21st Century

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will review the findings from a multi-university research project and summit hosted by the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University on redesigning work for the twenty first century.
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Over the last half century, the composition of our workforce has undergone tremendous transformation. Women have flooded into the paid labor force, more households are made up of duel earners, more people are continuing to work well into later life, and millennials have arrived on the scene. Despite significant changes in who works, companies and organizations have not adapted to these new realities by changing how work gets done.  To harness the full potential of the labor force, we need to redesign workplaces so that they are better aligned with the lives of the people who work in them, and redefine what makes a good and successful employee so that performance is no longer measured by how many hours employees put in but by how effective and efficient employees can be.

The When Work Works Sessions at the SHRM Annual conference explore ways to #ReinventWork and create effective workplaces. Visit, a partnership between Families and Work Institute and SHRM, for more information.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Shelley J. Correll


Shelley Correll is professor of sociology and organizational behavior at Stanford University and the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Her expertise is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics and organizational culture. She has received numerous national awards for her research on the “motherhood penalty,” research that demonstrates how motherhood influences the workplace evaluations, pay and job opportunities of mothers. She is currently leading a nationwide, interdisciplinary project on “redesigning work” that evaluates how workplaces structures and practices can be better aligned with today’s workforce. She is also studying how gender stereotypes and organizational practices affect the entry and retention of women in technical professions and how the growth of the craft beer industry affects the founding and success of women brewers. Correll consults on reducing stereotypic biases in the workplace and speaks to professional groups interested in advancing women’s leadership.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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