Charles Heckscher

Director Center for Workplace Transformation
Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER)
Ph.D., Harvard University
 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
  • Organization change and its consequences for employees and unions
  • Collaborative and democratic forms of work

Professor Charles Heckscher is the director of the Center for Workplace Transformation. At the center, he is currently leading two primary research projects: one on the development of stakeholder systems, and a second project on the effects of teamwork in acute hospital care.

His research focuses on organization change and its consequences for employees and unions, and on the possibilities for more collaborative and democratic forms of work.

Professor Heckscher's books explore the future of the labor movement (The New Unionism), the changing approaches of corporate management (The Post-Bureaucratic Organization, The Firm as a Collaborative Community), the effects of downsizing and restructuring on employee loyalty (White-Collar Blues), and the process of improving stakeholder relations (Agents of Change). He has also written widely on mutual-gains bargaining, employment-rights movements, labor-management partnerships, and workplace participation.

Before coming to Rutgers, he worked for the Communications Workers’ union and taught Human Resources Management at the Harvard Business School.

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