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Tammy Erickson

Leading analyst of the changing workforce, with a focus on generational differences, and how organizations can engage the hearts and minds of their employees.

01. ranked thinker

Ranked #37 in 2017.

Previous positions: #35 (2015), #29 (2013), and #33 (2011).



Conducted the most extensive ever academic research of industry-based team working, with a team at London Business School.


A McKinsey award-winning author.



Erickson is a widely-respected expert on collaboration and innovation, the changing workforce, and the nature of work in intelligent organizations. She has conducted extensive research on the changing workforce, demographic trends and employee values – how corporations can most effectively engage their employees. She reveals how the shifting relationship between individuals and corporations can enhance innovation, and workforce productivity.





Erickson holds a BA in biological sciences from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She has served on the board of directors of two Fortune 500 corporations and is an adjunct professor, organizational behaviour, at London Business School, and the founder and CEO of Tammy Erickson Associates, a firm dedicated to helping clients build intelligent organizations.


What’s Next, Gen X?: Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want (HBR Press, 2009); Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation (HBR Press, 2008); Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work (HBR Press, 2008).




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“Generational expert and talent scout.

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50