EducationProf. Gratton took a degree in psychology degree followed by a PhD at Liverpool University.
Academic AppointmentsLynda Gratton is a Professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she directs the program 'Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies' – considered the world's leading program on human resources. Her elective on the Future of Work is one of the school's most popular and in 2016 she received the school's 'Excellence in Teaching' award. For over ten years she has led the Future of Work Consortium which has brought executives from more than 60 companies together both virtually and on a bespoke collaborative platform.
Recognition & AwardsProf. Gratton's work has been acknowledged globally – she has won the Tata prize in India; in the US she has been named as the annual Fellow of NAHR and won the CCL prize; whilst in Australia she has won the HR prize. She has been named by Thinkers 50 has one of the top 15 thinkers in the world. She is a Steward of the World Economic Forum and has chaired the WEF Council on Leadership. She serves as a judge on the Google.org prize, and in November 2017 was named as a council member of Prime Minister Abe’s council on social change.
Prof. Gratton has written extensively about the interface between people and organizations. Her books cover the link between business and HR strategy (Living Strategy), the new ways of working (The Democratic Enterprise), the rise of complex collaboration (Hot Spots and Glow) the impact of a changing world on employment and work (The Shift ) and the impact of longevity on society (The 100 Year Life – co-authored with Andrew Scott). In 2012 The Shift received the best book of the year in Japan and has been translated into more than 15 languages. In 2015 The Key won the CMI Management Book of the Year. In 2017 The 100 Year Life was shortlisted for the FT Business Book of the Year, became the best selling book in Japan and has been translated into 15 languages.