Tamara (Tammy) J. Erickson is an Executive Fellow of Organisational Behaviour at the London Business School, McKinsey Award-winning author and widely respected expert on organizations and the changing workforce – on the shifting relationship between individuals and corporations – and on enhancing innovation and workforce productivity. Her work is based on extensive research on changing demographics and employee values and, most recently, on how successful organizations innovate through collaboration.

Erickson has authored or co-authored numerous Harvard Business Review articles, including “It’s Time to Retire Retirement,” winner of the McKinsey Award, an MIT Sloan Management Review article and the book Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent (Harvard Business Review Press, 2006). She recently completed a trilogy of books published by Harvard Business Review Press on how individuals in specific generations can excel in today’s workplace: Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation and Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work were published in 2008 and What’s Next,Gen X? Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want was published in 2009.

An interactive, engaging keynote presenter, Erickson is arguably the most respected voice on the dynamics of a changing workforce and generations at work. A member of the prestigious Thinkers50 list, she combines years of in-depth research with humor, anecdotes and customized observations for the participants in her sessions. She is consistently one of the highest-rated presenters in the programs where she speaks, and has delivered keynotes from many distinguished platforms including HSM World Business Forum, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Linkage and Human Resource Planning Society.  Erickson is particularly appreciated by corporate executives across many industries; organizations frequently bring her back for multiple engagements and continued collaboration at the most senior levels. Audiences value her powerful insights, which have implications for both their work relationships and broader lives. While she often challenges the basic assumptions of how companies manage their people, she offers uplifting counsel on how to improve the work experience and outcomes, peppered with fascinating trends and stories.

Erickson's blog, "Across the Ages," appears on the Harvard Business Review site where it is the highest-rated blog. Her entries address how the talent shortage and shifting employee values will create opportunities for individuals—and challenges for corporations that aren't prepared. Her article "Leading Across the Ages" was one of Harvard Business Review's Breakthrough Ideas of 2008, and when HBR.org created a Best of 2007, a collection of the editors' favorite content from the entire year, three of the 19 selections are based on Erickson's work.

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Harvard Business School Press (November 3, 2008)
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