Discovery Surveys, Inc.
Specializing in Employee Opinion and Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Bruce L. Katcher, Ph.D.

The work of Discovery Surveys is managed and conducted primarily by our founder, Bruce Katcher. Bruce is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist with more than 25 years experience conducting employee surveys. Prior to founding Discovery Surveys in 1993, Bruce managed the Organizational Research and Development practice of the Wyatt Company's New England office.

Dr. Katcher is author of the award-winning book, "30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers," published by the American Management Association. His views on employees and his survey research have been frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, Industry Week, Science Magazine, and The Washington Post, and the subscriber-only section of the American Management Association's web portal. He also authored, "An Insider's Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice" (AMACOM, 2010).

Bruce received his doctorate in Industrial/Organizational psychology from the University of Maryland in 1983. Prior to working at Wyatt, he held positions at Upsala College, Rutgers University, and GEICO.

Bruce has conducted surveys for more than 100 organizations including Alcoa, American Student Assistance, Arbella Insurance Group, Delta Dental Plan, Dunkin' Donuts, Fidelity Investments, GEICO, Invensys, Johnson & Johnson, the Lahey Clinic, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Mayo Clinic, Olympus NDT, Revlon, Science Magazine, Sodexo, the Tata Group, Textron Systems, Timberland, Tufts University, Velcro, W.R. Grace, and the Zildjian Company.

He is a frequent keynote speaker on improving employee morale and motivation. He is also a former president of The Society of Professional Consultants and board member of the New England Society of Applied Psychology. He currently serves on the Membership and Marketing Committees of the Human Resource Leadership Forum.

Bruce publishes a free monthly electronic newsletter that highlights the results of his employee surveys and provides management with advice on how to solve problems encountered in the work place. The past 100+ issues are archived on our ITW archive page.

Dr. Katcher directs the staff of DataStar for web development and data analysis. Dr. Katcher and DataStar have been collaborating for many years.

The team dedicated to the work of Discovery Surveys, is shown below:


Top row from left:
Ellie Smerlas - President, DataStar
Cynthia Biagini - Senior Project Director
Bruce Katcher, Ph.D. - President, Discovery Surveys
Corinne McCarthy - Senior Project Director
Sandra Dagostino - Coding Director

Bottom row from left:
Kristin Hennessy - Senior Project Director
Glenn Davis - Vice President

It has been four years since Bruce Katcher was first recommended to me for starting an employee opinion survey covering thousands of our employees. After four annual survey cycles, I can unequivocally recommend Bruce to others for similar survey needs. He is thoughtful in structuring survey processes and tools, delivers a high-quality product, meets all deadlines, and does so within budget. His expertise and reliability allow you to sleep at night knowing that the survey will get done well and on time. Most important, through our work with Bruce, we have introduced a new language throughout the organization related to employee morale, and addressing the survey findings has become an important measure of each manager's success. His approach to surveying has staying power and can improve the employee climate within any

Jon Reuman
VP, Human Resources
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

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