Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Organizational Leadership


Leadership and Organizations

First Advisor

Bridget Arend


Aerospace, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Employee retention, Employee turnover, Group cohesion, Job satisfaction, Lockheed Martin, Teams, United Launch Alliance


Group cohesion is a fundamental element in the aerospace industry and in any organization where employees work in teams on an everyday basis. This study explores the relationship between group cohesion and employee turnover and retention rates in three aerospace companies: Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., and United Launch Alliance. One-on-one interviews were conducted with a representative from each company. The results supported a positive relationship between group cohesion and employee turnover and retention. If group cohesiveness is present, then there is high employee retention and low turnover. Group cohesion is also a factor in conserving employee characteristics such as job satisfaction, trust, and positive attitudes. These variables in turn have an impact on turnover and retention rates.

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