2011 Ranking: #33
Tamara (Tammy) J. Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author and expert on organizations and the changing workforce.
Based at Moxie Insight, a US based management think-tank, she is best known for her studies of different generations in the workplace. Her work is based on extensive research on changing demographics and employee values.
Erickson completed a trilogy of books focusing on specific generations and how they can improve their performance in the workplace. The first two books in the series -- Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation; and Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work, were published in 2008. The third book, What’s Next, Gen X? Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want was published in 2010. She is currently writing a book on the next generation – those 15 and under today.
Recently Erickson collaborated with a team at London Business School on the Cooperative Advantage research initiative, exploring the working practices of over 50 teams in 15 multinationals.