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Lynda Gratton

BA PhD (Liverpool)
Professor of Management Practice; Advanced Institute of Management Research;

Subject area:
Organisational Behaviour


Issues of human resources, social capital and innovation. In 'Hot Spots' - published in early 2007 - she examines how innovative energy is created and maintained. Consultant to a number of major multi-national companies on their human resource strategy.


The Third Wave of Virtual Work, Harvard Business Review (2013); The Shift (Harper Collins, 2011); Glow, (Prentice Hall and Berrett Koehler, 2009); Hot Spots, (Berritt-Koehler, 2007); The Exceptional Manager (with R Delbridge and G Johnson) Oxford University Press (2006); ‘What it means to work here’, Harvard Business Review (2007 ),Eight ways to build collaborative teams’ Harvard Business Review (2007) ‘Beyond Best Practice’, Sloan Management Review (2006); The Democratic Enterprise (FT, Prentice Hall, 2003); ‘Integrating the Enterprise’, Sloan Management Review (2003); Living Strategy: Putting People at the Heart of Corporate Purpose (FT, Prentice Hall 2000); The Key (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014)

Research interest

Corporate culture, human resource management strategy, organisational change, strategic management, organisational learning, the future of work and innovation.

Other activities

Founder of the Hot Spots Movement www.hotspotsmovement.com; Senior Fellow at the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore Government; Head of the Future of Work Research Consortium.


Chief Psychologist, British Airways; Director, Human Resources Division, PA Consulting Group

Contact Details

Email: lgratton@london.edu

tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8917
fax: +44 (0)20 7000 7001

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