Human Resources Thought Leader
Lynda is a Professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she directs ‘Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies’ – considered the world’s leading program on human resources. Lynda is the founder of Hot Spots Movement and since 2008 she has led the Future of Work Research Consortium which has brought together executives from more than 100 companies. Read More >
Building an Energizing Workplace
What will our working lives look like 20 years from now? What should we be preparing for? How will we be working, where will we be working and who will we be working with? Work is universal. But, how, why, where, and when we work has never been so open to individual interpretation. The certainties of the past have been replaced by ambiguity, questions, and the steady hum of technology. Now, in a groundbreaking research project covering 21 global companies and more than 200 executives, Lynda Gratton is making sense of the future of work. In this presentation she provides a preview of the real world of 21st-century work. Read More >
Explore the changes we are all facing and learn about the skills and behaviors we need to remain competitive: Read Less ^
It’s impossible to ignore the fact that those who lead corporations find themselves under increasing pressure. Many are plagued by the short-termism of the financial markets, which pushes them to prioritize efficiency, speed and profit in order to deliver shareholder value. At the same time, trust in corporations is on the decline, and ever more vocal citizens are forming themselves into worldwide communities of interest that are using the power of the crowd to influence corporate policy. And yet, while these pressures may be sweeping away some of the leadership capabilities we hold dear they are also clearing the way for new ideas about what leadership can and should be. In her presentation, Lynda Gratton explains what it takes to glow and how it can create success and innovation in the workplace for you and your coworkers.
Today's corporations are faced with the implications of climate change, of inequality, and of the gap between their needs and the available pool of talent. These challenges are on a greater and more global scale than ever before, and emerging at an ever faster trajectory. Previously stable companies find themselves on shaky ground – and the negative consequences of the problems that surround them are proving difficult to reverse. How can corporations navigate these waters and continue to succeed in such a challenging environment.
We are at the dawn of the 100-year life. This creates enormous opportunities, but also significant challenges and risks. Drawing on psychological and economic research to introduce the concepts of tangible and intangible assets at the level of the individual, exploring how a three-stage career will evolve and what it means to work for up to 80 years. From the corporate perspective, we will consider what this means for selection and development, for mentoring and coaching, and how corporations are beginning to prepare for what will without doubt be the most significant change in human capital ever faced.
Management teams see strong collaborative capabilities as a must-have rather than a nice-to-have - but the conventional design of organizations is not geared towards fostering a collaborative way of working. The latest advances in research on collaboration have a lot to teach us about becoming more collaborative, including the role generosity has to play, how best to recognize and reward collaboration, and opening up the debate on diverse teams.