Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and is the founder of the Hot Spots Movement. She has written seven books and numerous academic articles and is considered one of the world’s authorities on people in organizations.
In 2011 she has been ranked by The Times as one of the top 15 Business Thinkers in the world today and in 2008 The Financial Times selected her as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade. She was also in the top two of the Human Resources Magazine’s “HR Top 100: Most Influential” poll, and Lynda was number one of Human Resources Magazine’s “Top 25 HR Most Influential UK Thinkers 2011” poll.
Professor Gratton’s book Living Strategy, originally published in 2000, has been translated into more than 15 languages and rated by US CEOs as one of the most important books of the year. Her book, The Democratic Enterprise, was described by Financial Times as a work of important scholarship and has provided a fascinating insight into how companies will change over the coming decades.
Lynda has received a number of awards for her research and writing. For example, in 2002, her article “Integrating the Enterprise,” which examined cooperative strategies, was awarded the MIT Sloan Management Review best article of the year. Her 2005 case study of BP’s peer assist integration practices won the ECCH Best Strategy Case of the year award and went on to win the best case of the year. Her book, published in 2007 is Hot Spots – why some teams, workplaces and organizations buzz with energy and others don’t, focused on bringing innovation and energy to organizations. The book has already been translated into more than 10 languages and the Financial Times rated it as one of the most important business books of 2007; and her book for 2009 was Glow: how to bring energy and innovation to your life. Her latest book The Shift – about the future of work was published in 2011 and her highly anticipated new book The Key will be published in 2014.
Lynda actively advises companies around the world and sits on a number of advisory boards. Lynda sits on the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards panel, the FT Business Book of the Year panel and chairs the World Economic Forum council on the future models of leadership. In 2006 she founded the Hot Spots Movement. Since that time the Hot Spots Movement has become the focus of a global community of many thousands of people all of whom share a passion for bringing energy and innovation to people at work. The movement has engaged with many companies including ARM, BT, Fujitsu, Generali, Philips and Unilever. Lynda is currently engaged with her colleagues on research commissioned by the Singapore Government to examine innovation and team performance across 10 companies in the country and to draw up recommendations for the government.
Professor Gratton was appointed a Senior Fellow of the UK’s Advanced Institute of Management Practice in 2004. In 2006 she was the founding director of the Lehman Centre for Women in Business at the London Business School and as such directed a number of important research programs on work, life balance; women’s routes to the top and the attitudes and aspirations of Gen Y. Now, in 2010 Lynda was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.
Over the last twenty years Professor Gratton has directed six consortia that bring together academics and corporations. The topics have ranged from women in business, strategic HR, cooperation and the future of work. The cooperation theme was funded in part by the Singapore Government and explored innovative capability in complex teams. The current consortium on the Future of Work is now in its fourth year and has engaged executives from more than 60 companies around the world to examine fundamental changes in working life. As part of this, Professor Gratton and her team have developed one of the most advanced collaborative platforms capable of bringing together more than 5,000 people in virtual FoWlab ‘jams’ to focus on a theme. These themes have included Gen Y, talent, corporate agility, and business and society.
You can follow the progress on www.lyndagrattonfutureofwork.com
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Visit www.hotspotsmovement.com for further information about the Hot Spots Movement.
Work is a defining, all-consuming part of our lives. Now, more than ever, the speed at which the nature of work is changing is having an extraordinary impact on working lives everywhere. The Shift is Lynda Gratton’s groundbreaking book which looks at the five forces that will fundamentally change the way we work in the next ten to fifteen years: globalisation, society, demography, technology and energy.It remains to be seen whether this will be a bad thing or a good thing. The invaluable advice that Lynda imparts, however, is that there are three key shifts that you as an individual can look to make to prepare yourself best in this fast-moving world of work… Esteemed by The Economist for ‘leading the world’s top 200 business minds to predict the future of work’, Lynda Gratton is the most sought-after name in this area. Professor at London Business School she has been hailed by The Times as one of the top 20 business thinkers in the world today and by The Financial Times as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade.
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
PUBLICATION DATE: 12th May 2011