Although I didn't know Professor Hackman, I learned about his research within weeks of starting a Ph.D. program in Organizational Behavior. I thought the JCM was one of the most useful concepts to address motivation at work, and it still forms the basis of my teaching about intrinsic motivation and creating meaningful work. I am happy to have met Beth and Trex, and I'm so sorry about your loss. Beth, not only will he be missed by those close to him, but also by anyone who touched by his thoughtful, thorough and meaningful work. I wish I had known him!
-Jane George-Falvy Reynolds