Readings

MODULE # READINGS
1 "HP's Efforts Towards Environmental Sustainability."

Kochan, Thomas. "Building a New Social Contract at Work: A Call to Action." Perspectives on Work 4, 1 (2000): 3-12.

McGregor, Douglas. "The Human Side of the Enterprise." 1957 Sloan Convocation lecture introducing Theory X and Theory Y.

"New Realities in Today's Workforce." In The Towers Perrin Report 2001. (www.towersperrin.com)

Herman, Alexis M. "Futurework: Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century." Executive Summary, Labor Day 1999 -- A Report of the United States Department of Labor. (PDF)

2 Ehrenfeld, John R. "Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously: Is the Emergence of "Sustainable" Practices Meaningful?" Reflections 1, 4 (Summer 2000): 34-47.

Senge, Peter. "From the Chair." Reflections 1, 4 (Summer 2000): 74-75.

The MIT 21st Century Manifesto Working Group.* "What do we really want? A manifesto for the organizations of the 21st Century." MIT Initiative on Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century -- Discussion Paper. November 1999. (PDF)
*The MIT 21st Century Manifesto Working Group includes the following MIT faculty members: Deborah Ancona, Lotte Bailyn, Erik Brynjolfsson, John Carroll, Tom Kochan, Don Lessard, Thomas Malone (chair), Wanda Orlikowski, Jack Rockart, Michael Scott Morton, Peter Senge, John Sterman, and JoAnne Yates.

3 Deakin, Simon, Maria Hudson, Suzanne Konzelmann, and Frank Wilkinson. "Phoenix from the Ashes: Labor Management Partnerships in Britain."

Kochan, Thomas, and Saul Rubinstein. Learning from Saturn: Possibilities for Corporate Governance and Employee Relations. ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London. Chaps. 1 and 6.

Kochan, Thomas, Robert McKersie, and Susan Eaton. "Taking Stock of the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership: A Mid Course Assessment." Kaiser Draft Case Study.

Deakin, Simon, Richard Hobbs, Suzanne Konzelmann, and Frank Wilkinson. "Partnership, Ownership and Control: The Impact of Corporate Governance on Employment Relations."

4 Bailyn, Lotte, Robert Drago, and Thomas Kochan. "Integrating Work and Family: Toward a Holistic Perspective." Executive Summary and Personal Vignettes. A Report of the Sloan Work-Family Policy Network -- Executive Summary.

Kochan, Thomas. "Part-Time Partner Redux." Draft case.

"More than Part-Time: The Effect of Reduced-Hours Arrangements on the Retention, Recruitment, and Success of Women Attorneys in Law Firms." A Report of the Employment Issues Committee of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, 2000 (Read the Executive Summary). The full report is available at www.womensbar.org

5 Blair, Margaret M., and Thomas Kochan. "Human Capital and the American Corporation: Perspectives from Industry." Perspectives on Work 2, 1 (1998): 7-12.

"IAM-Boeing Joint Programs: A Decade of Learning." Report. 2001.

Prusak, Laurence, and Salvatore Parise. "Information Systems as a Conduit for the Transfer of Knowledge."

Leaders for the Total Enterprise. "A Strategic Vision: Building on and Strengthening the Success of the LFM and SDM Programs."

Orlikowski, Wanda. "Managing Use Not Technology: A View from the Trenches." Financial Times (22 Mar. 1999): 10-11. (Mastering Information Management Section)

Report of the 21st Century Workforce Commission. (Read the Executive Summary and Chapter 1 and the Conclusions. Skim through the rest. It can be found at: www.workforce21.org)

6 Cohen, Hirsh. "Studying Industries and Their People." Perspectives on Work 2, 1 (1998): 13-17.

Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, and Thomas Kochan. "Integrating Social and Technical Systems: Lessons from the Auto Industry." (PDF)

Instructions for the Auto Industry "Brownfield" Transformation Simulation.

Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel. "Passing the Point of No Return: Accelerated Implementation of a Lean Manufacturing System." (PDF)

7 Batt, Rosemary, Susan Christopherson, Ned Rightor, and Dannielle Van Jaarsveld. "Net Working: Work Patterns and Workforce Policies for the New Media Industry." Report. Economic Policy Institute, 2001.

Talent Wars excerpt no. 2 (Found at the following websites)
Winning the Talent Wars (PDF)
www.aquent.com (Skim their website)
www.monster.com (Skim their website)
www.workingtoday.org (Skim their website)

8 Fannie Mae Diversity Workbook. (Skim and consider using as a benchmark against practices in your company.)
It can be found at: http://www.fanniemae.com/careers/diversity/index.jhtml
9 Kochan, Thomas, et al. "The Effects of Diversity on Business Performance: Report of the Feasibility Study of the Diversity Research Network." February 2002.
10 Bennis, Warren, and Robert J. Thomas. "The Right Stuff." Outlook, 2 (2001): 30-37.

Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, et al. "Building a 21st Century Aerospace Workforce: Policy White Paper for the Commission on the Future of the Aerospace Industry."

Kochan, Thomas A. "Jump-Starting a New Debate: How to Update Employment and Labor Policies for the 21st Century." Perspectives on Work 3, 2 (1999): 12-17.