Module # Readings

"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. (

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)


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.


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."


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


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: )


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)


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) (Skim their website) (Skim their website) (Skim their website)


Fannie Mae Diversity Workbook. (Skim and consider using as a benchmark against practices in your company.) It can be found at:



Kochan, Thomas, et al. "The Effects of Diversity on Business Performance: Report of the Feasibility Study of the Diversity Research Network." February 2002.


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.