Thomas A. Kochan is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of both the MIT Workplace Center and of the Institute for Work and Employment Research. He came to MIT in 1980 as a Professor of Industrial Relations. From 1988 to 1991, he served as Head of the Behavioral and Policy Sciences Area in the Sloan School. He serves as a third-party mediator, fact finder, arbitrator, and consultant to a variety of government and private-sector organizations and labor-management groups. Professor Kochan’s research focuses on the need to update America’s work and employment policies, institutions, and practices to compete in a changing workforce and economy.