The Project on Technology, Work, and Character
PTWC is a not-for-profit research center that was founded in 1969 with a grant from Harvard University's Program on Technology and Society. From 1978 to 1993 it was affiliated with the Program on Technology, Public Policy and Human Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. It is now independent and based in Washington, DC.
Directed by Dr. Michael Maccoby, it has led the development of a series of seminal work improvement programs in the U.S. and Europe using a methodology of participative social science.
Using anthropological and socio-psychoanalytic methods, the Project has studied leadership, values, and organizational change and pioneered model union-management projects to improve work.
Some of its project have been:
- Leadership for Health Care In the Age of Learning
A Research Project and Dialogue
- Workshops on Social Character which included
researchers from the U.S., Mexico and Canada studying the relationship between work
and human values.
- The Hidden World was a study of the unemployed in Sweden.
- The Bolivar Project was the first joint union and management cooperation
to improve the quality of worklife in the United States.
Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos(Our Little Brothers and Sisters), developing leaders for developing countries.