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Tammy Erickson, Managing Across Generations

Managing Teams and Talent: Tamara Erickson at The World Business Forum

 
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Welcome to a special Leadership Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio with Peter Clayton Reporting. Tamara Erickson, a McKinsey Award-winning author, is well respected for her expertise in collaboration and innovation. She has co-authored four publications in the Harvard Business Review, and discusses these themes weekly in her blog on the Harvard Press site entitled "Across the Ages".

I interviewed Tammy last year when her book What´s Next, Gen X? Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want was published.

Tammy was a keynote speaker at the recent HSM World Business Forum in New York, and I’m excited to have her back on the show. After her keynote, she shared the stage with Claudio Fernández-Aráoz and Patrick Lencioni for a lively discussion on managing teams and talent — a focus of this podcast.

Erickson´s most recent research, in collaboration with the London Business School, investigates how teams work within multinationals. This work has been recognized as the most extensive academically-grounded study of industry-based teamwork ever. Erickson has also co-authored four publications in the Harvard Business Review, and discusses these themes weekly in her blog on the Harvard Press site entitled "Across the Ages". A McKinsey Award-winning author, she is well respected for her expertise in collaboration and innovation.

Dealing with generational issues in the workplace and how to most effectively engage different groups, Tamara Erickson helps build and manage successful, innovative organizations. Combining an undergraduate degree in Biological Science from the University of Chicago with an MBA from Harvard, she offers a humane perspective on modern management. She explores the fundamental differences between generations in today´s workforce and the specific changes and challenges this presents.

Erickson is presently working with The Concours Group, an international, research-based management consulting and education firm. Additionally, she is a part of the senior management team for Moxie Software (previously nGenera). Her capacity to understand the effects of technology on business helped make the software platform corporation one of the Top 10 Venture Funded Companies in 2010. Her latest book What´s Next, Generation X? Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want was published in 2010.

Managing across generations

• Getting ready for the future of the work: navigating a multigenerational workplace
• Dealing with different experiences, different assumptions and different expectations
• How to create a culture that fosters and engages talented individuals of all ages
• Achieving extraordinary levels of engagement: there is no single best practice –communicate, collaborate, connect, make sense
• Managing tomorrow's people: moving towards an open, social and collaborative workplace

What is the multi–generational workforce?

Three generations are working together in today's workplace – characterized as Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y, each bringing different experiences and assumptions to the job. As the talent shortage grows, it's increasingly important to create a culture that is welcoming and engaging for talented individuals of all ages. Tamara Erickson will help you understand the underlying evolution of the assumptions each generation brings to work.

Peter Clayton

About Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, Producer/Host, is an award-winning producer/director of radio, television, documentary, video, interactive and Web-based media who has created breakthrough media for a wide array of Fortune 100 clients.

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