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Dr. Anna A. Tavis



Dr. Anna Tavis is Clinical Professor and Academic Director of Human Capital Management Department at NYU School of Professional Studies, Senior Fellow with the Conference Board, and the Academic in Residence with Executive Networks. Dr. Tavis has been named to Thinkers50 Radar for 2020. Dr. Tavis is the co-author of Humans at Work. The Art and Practice of Creating the Hybrid Workplace and a series of HBR articles on Performance Management and Agile HR. Dr. Tavis is a frequent presenter at international conferences on the topics of Future of Work, People Analytics and Technology, Employee Experience and Intelligent Automation in the Workplace. Dr. Tavis navigated a diverse global career in academia, business and consulting. In business, Dr. Tavis was the Head of Motorola’s EMEA OD based in London, Nokia’s Global Head of Talent Management based in Helsinki, Chief Learning Officer with United Technologies Corp based in Connecticut and Global Head of Talent and Organizational Development with AIG Investments based in NYC. Dr. Tavis is currently building the Center for the Future Workforce dedicated to the transformation of the workforce for the sustainable and prosperous future.

To prepare students for social transformation, she writes in her book, Humans at Work,  “It is critical to not only break down jobs into skills but also to elevate the conversation from jobs to the greater context of work and its social and economic purpose to meet the challenges of the coming economy.”

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What inspires you?

My students inspire me to continue to grow and reinvent myself.

What relationship has been most influential in your life?

There have been many. I would say that having a life long serious yoga and meditation practice has probably been the most impactful.

What’s on your bookshelf?

The Metaverse. And How it Will Revolutionize Everything, Matthew Ball

Center for Humane Technology:

Managing the Future of Work

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