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IMA - Mt Rainier Chapter MAY Meeting
Pacific Grill Events Center
Tacoma, WA
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IMA - Mt Rainier Chapter MAY Meeting
Meet the authors of Turbulence, an excellent book about Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers.  For our last meeting before the summer break, come spend an evening with your piers and share a discussion of this amazing book and what the authors learned in their research as they wrote it, as well as their continued research after publication.  It's exciting to have these authors right in our own backyard, and the meeting promises to be one of those "can't miss" events.  If you don't already have a copy of the book, you can buy it for your Kindle, or your can purchase it with your ticket and pick it up at the meeting.  It's not necessary to read the book prior to the meeting, but if you haven't then it's a sure bet you'll want to read it afterwards!

Worker Reaction to Changes at Boeing:  A Case Study 1996-2013

Leon Grunberg is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Puget Sound.  For over 30 years he has studied the operations of large and mid-size organizations, focusing especially on the effects of their actions on employee behavior and attitudes.  His research has examined the investment and divestment activities of multinational companies in Europe, the impact of management-employee relations on productivity and safety, the promise and reality of participatory workplaces in the USA, and the effects of corporate restructuring on the attitudes and well-being of employees.  His current interests include understanding the relationship between corporate culture and employee engagement and performance and exploring the work-related values and expectations of younger workers.

Since 1993, Sarah Moore has been a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Puget Sound where she teaches statistics, research methods, psychological measurement, and industrial - organizational psychology.  She also served as Associate Dean of Faculty from 2007  2013.  In the past 20 years, her research, in conjunction with Leon Grunberg, and their two colleagues Ed Greenberg and Pat Sikora, has focused on the effects of work-related stressors, such as layoffs, reengineering, and various job characteristics on employee health, work attitudes, and work performance.

Recent co-authored articles by Moore and Grunberg include, "Minimizing the impact of layoffs on front-line managers:  Ensuring that layoffs are conducted fairly can help reduce negative feelings among managers who must give notice to workers" (2009, Journal of Employee Assistance), "What influences work-family conflict? The function of work support and working from home" (2010, Current Psychology), and "Navigating through turbulence at Boeing: Implications for employees, companies, and governments" (2013, Revue Francaise de Gestion).  Together with Greenberg and Sikora, Grunberg and Moore published a book under Yale University Press in 2010 titled, Turbulence: Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers.


Pacific Grill Events Center (View)
1530 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
United States

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