Robert Janson


Robert Janson is an emeritus instructor and consultant for Mahler.  He has over thirty years of leadership experience in a variety of industries.  As a District Manager for N.Y. Telephone, Bob was project manager on the early “Motivation Through the Work Itself” studies conducted by Dr. Frederick Herzberg and Bob Ford at AT&T.

Subsequently, Bob was President and co-founder of Roy Walters Associates where he built a consulting practice specializing in large scale organization transformation, change management, re-engineering and work redesign.  He is an expert in the design and installation of team-based organizations.  His foundational work at Roy Walters included working with Richard Hackman and his team, originally at Yale and subsequently Harvard, that developed the theory of Job Enrichment.  Bob worked and wrote with Richard about research with Roy Walters clients using the Job Diagnostic Survey as an assessment of Job Enrichment.

Bob’s most recent work was with Coopers & Lybrand Consulting where he was Director of the Change Management Practice.  He is the author of numerous articles on job design and motivation, team-based organizations and re-engineering.  His most recent book is Reengineering for Results: Quality Resources.

Bob is a graduate of Manhattan College (BBA) and Nova University (Masters in Counseling).