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Media alert: Management experts available for comments on Employee Appreciation Day

Friday, February 19 2016 12:00am

Lack of appreciation is the number one reason Americans leave their job, according to a Gallup poll. As Employee Appreciation Day approaches, College of Business management experts will be available for interviews and comments about why it’s so important. They’ll also and offer tips for how employers can celebrate Employee Appreciation Day on March 4.

Tags: Management

Tim Reynolds, executive-in-residence, management department, and executive director, Walter D. Center for Strategic Leadership, has more than 24 years of corporate experience with Fortune 500 companies, including Marathon Oil and Whirlpool Corporation, where he focused on human resources, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness. Reynolds can offer expert comments on the role of leadership as it relates to employee engagement. Find out more about Reynolds

Tammy Rapp, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of management, can provide expert insight into how employee appreciation impacts team effectiveness. Rapp has conducted extensive research on organizational behavior, specifically as it relates to team effectiveness and leadership. She can comment on the positive effects of showing appreciation to employees. She also can provide guidelines employers can follow so that employees perceive the recognition as genuine. Find out more about Rapp.

Amy Taylor-Bianco, Ph.D., associate professor of management and executive academic director, Walter D. Center for Strategic Leadership, earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. in organizational psychology. She has consulted internationally for companies such as J.P. Morgan and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Taylor-Bianco can speak about the importance of executive development, as well as the role of motivation in organizational change. Find out more about Taylor-Bianco.

Media contact:         

Jessica Gardner, director of marketing and communications, Ohio University’s College of Business at or 740-593-2009