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Maturation of America. Population, shift from a youth orientation to aging. Political activism pragmatic; workforce growth slows; more mature workers, challenged by technology and changing job conditions. More middle aged will start own firms as opportunities become limited or due to downsizing.
The Mosiac Society. diversity, polarized, tense. Women and minorities in multicultural, multilingual workforce; child care, flexible work hours. Minorities seek greater pol influence commensurate with numbers.
Redefinition of Individual and societal roles. Shift in responsibility between societal sectors and indiv/org. Ed reform emphasize decentralization of authority (school based mgt); wellness--from problem-based care to personal resp for living right; fiscal resp from fed to states; privatization; greater focus on individual self-sufficiency, less reliance on inst; corporate downsizing& reduction of bureaucracy. Need flexible workforce that can adapt to market influences.
Information-based economy. Cont advances in technology; customization; video, audio, and daa transmission with fiber optic phone system. Mobile.
Globalization. EU, regional free trade, movement of products, capital, tech, info; migration; prosperity dependent on trade and well-being of other nations; global competition; ldrshp in science and tech det economic leadership.
Economic Restructuring. Transformation result of global ec competition, dereg, changing tech, diverse and changing consumer tastes; downsizing accelerated; increase in low skilled jobs, home-based workers, satellite offices.
Personal and Environmental Health.