Recommended Reading and Reference Works

Davis, Paul W.  and Larry Spears. Scanlon Epic Leadership. Scanlon Foundation, 2008. Forward by Warren Bennis, afterword by Max Depree.  This work is a compilation of 20 writings on the Equity, Participation,Identity and Competence which are the Principles of successful Scanlon plans.

Davis, Paul W.  and Larry Spears. Scanlon Epic Leadership. Scanlon Foundation, 2008. Forward by Warren Bennis, afterword by Max Depree.  This work is a compilation of 20 writings on the Equity, Participation,Identity and Competence which are the Principles of successful Scanlon plans.

DePree, Hugh. Business as Unusual, Zeeland: Herman Miller, 1986.

DePree, Max. Leadership is an Art, New York: A Currency Book, 1989.

Doyle, Robert J. , and  Paul I. Doyle. Gain Management, New York; AMACOM, 1992.

Enterprise for Everyman. A Case History of How the Scanlon Plan, as Applied by Union and Management at LaPointe Machine Tool, Has Raised Productivity, Profits and Pay. Fortune, Vol XLI, No. 1, 50-58 ( January, 1950).

Ewing, David. Justice on the Job: Resolving Grievances in the NonUnion Workplace, Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1989

Flannery, Thomas P., David A Hofrichter and Paul E. Platten.  People, Performance and Pay.  Dynamic Compensation for Changing Organizations.  New York: The Free Press, 1996.

Frost, C.F. Changing Forever: The Well-Kept Secret of America’s Leading Companies, East Lansing, MI:  Michigan State University Press, 1996

Frost, C.F., J. H. Wakely, and R. A. Ruh. The Scanlon Plan for Organization Development: Identity, Participation, and Equity. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1974. Provides some thirty years of consulting and research experience with the scanlon plan and organizational development. An excellent source for the goals and the philosophy of the plan.

Golembiewski, Robert.  Men, Management, and Morality: Toward a New Organizational Ethic.  Piscataway: Transaction Pub, 1988.

Graham-Moore, Brian and Timothy L. Ross. Gainsharing and Employee Involvement. 1995.

Graham-Moore, Brian and Timothy L. Ross. Gainsharing.  1990. This book is all about plans for improving performance.Collins, Denis. Gainsharing and Power. 1998. Mr. Collins believes that participatory management systems are inevitable in democratic societies because they are ethically superior to authoritarian management systems.

Greenleaf, R.K. Servant Leadership, (25th Anniversary Edition), Mahwah, NJ.: Paulist Press, 2002.

Gupta, Praveen.  Six Sigma Business Scorecard, New York: McGraw Hill, NY 2004.

Heil, Gary, Warren Bennis and Deborah Stephens.  Douglas McGregor, Revisited: Managing the Human Side of the Enterprise, New York: john Wiley & Sons, inc., 2000.

Lee, William G.  Mavericks in the Workplace: Harnessing the Genius of American Workers, New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Lesieur, Frederick G.. The Scanlon Plan — a frontier in labor-management cooperation. 1958. This book is a collection of 11 writings by such luminaries as Douglas McGregor and George Shultz regarding the Scanlon Process.

Liker, Jeffrey, Editor.  Becoming Lean: Inside Stories of U.S. Manufacturers, Portland: Productivity Press, 1998.

Likert, Rensis.  The Human Organization: Its Management and Value, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967

Markham, S.E., Scott, K.D., and Little, B.L. (1992) National Gainsharing Study: The Importance of Industry Differences.  Compensation and Benefits Review. 24 (1).

McAdams, Jerry.  The Reward Plan Advantage: A Manager’s Guide to Improving Business Performance Through People, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.

Moore, Brian E. and Timothy L. Ross. The Scanlon Way to Improved Productivity. 1978. This book is a practical guide.

O’Bannon, D.P. and Pearce, L. (1999) An exploratory examination of Gainsharing in service organizations: Implications of organization citizenship behavior and pay satisfaction, Journal of Managerial Issues.  11  (3),  363-372.

Ruch, Richard. Leaders & Followers:  Lessons from 45 Years at Herman Miller, Inc., Holland: Star Publishers, 2002.