Research Consortiums

Future of Work Research Consortium 

The Future of Work Research Consortium is an exclusive community of people leaders from 35+ of the world’s biggest companies. Founded by Lynda Gratton in 2009, it’s the longest running and most advanced membership group anticipating how work is changing and what organisations must do differently to thrive in the years ahead.

World leading research and insights: Our member-only research explores not only what is happening to work but also the workforce itself. We explore three key themes a year and benchmark how these apply to our members organisations. You don’t just digest the research, you’re part of it.

On demand expertise: Members have on-demand access to our team of experts and 24/7 access to the Future of Work Lab with over 100 case studies. If you need a strategic point of view, we’re here to back you up.

Global community wisdom: Through workshops, masterclasses and round table events, we’ll introduce you to senior level peers to share insights and best practice. External perspectives that will drive your thinking forward.

Membership in the consortium is by invitation only. If you think you’d like your organisation to take part, please contact Madeleine Edwards.

Research Institute

In 2001, when Professor Lynda Gratton of the London Business School became a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) and was awarded a government grant of the order of £900,000 to study performance and innovation in contemporary firms, she and her research team collected data from over 150 teams in Europe and the USA.

This was the origin of the Hot Spots Research Institute.

An overview of the research is contained in Lynda’s book ‘Hot Spots – Why Some Teams, Workplaces and Organisations Buzz with Energy – and Others Don’t’.

In 2009, we finalised another research project, this time in partnership with the Singaporean Ministry of Manpower. In 2008, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) began working with Professor Lynda Gratton and Andreas Voigt from the Hot Spots Research Institute to rapidly accelerate the understanding within the country of how future innovation challenges can be met. The aim of the research project was to find out how teams and communities can be supported to learn rapidly, boost their performance and deliver at speed.

If you want to know more you can visit the HSM website here.