MIT-based Obama transition teamer on employee/management collaboration

MIT professor and workplace relations guru Thomas Kochan says no industry can afford to keep workers and managers at odds.

It was the airline industry’s travails that particularly occupied MIT professor and leading workplace dynamics thinker Thomas Kochan in a Q&A interview published in the Fall issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. Since that interview, Kochan has Gone Washington (at least for a spell), first as an advisor to the Obama campaign—and author of numerous interesting commentaries as a Huffington Post blogger—and now as co-leader of an Obama transition team reviewing certain aspects of labor relations practices. See the Review interview for Kochan’s insights into the emerging demands on both employers and employees who want to survive, and possibly thrive, in challenging times.