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RESEARCH & INSIGHTS

Through our research, we explore the challenges posed by difference – by gender, generation, culture, and sexual orientation – and map solutions for both individuals and their employers.

In particular, we aim to:

  • Affirm and bolster the business case for diversifying leadership
  • Identify, through robust research, the underlying impediments to the full utilization of the talent spectrum
  • Reveal the mechanisms by which inequities can be addressed
  • Harvest and share best practices across industry sectors.

Our research spans a variety of talent streams, industries and geographies.

  • TALENT STREAMS
  • INDUSTRIES
  • GEOGRAPHIES

Women

LGBT

Multicultural talent

Generations

Financial Services

Life sciences

Technology

Emerging Markets

Germany

Japan

United States

United Kingdom

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Reimagining Healthcare: Through a Gender Lens

The survival, let alone the prosperity, of healthcare companies today depends not only on adopting a patient-centered model, but understanding-- and meeting-- the needs of its most important customer segment: Women. In Reimagining Healthcare: Through a Gender Lens, author Carolyn Buck Luce draws on Center for Talent Innovation data, focus groups and interviews with industry leaders to provide industry leader guidelines on how to get “gender-smart”: to understand women as not merely consumers but also decision-makers; as not merely caregivers but also employees with valuable insights to share. (3/14/2017, Book - 194 pages, Center for Talent Innovation, Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book)

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Sponsors: Aetna, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, Eli Lilly and Company, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Merck KGaA, MetLife, Pfizer, PwC, Strategy&, Teva, WPP

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The Power of the Purse: Engaging Women Decision Makers for Healthy Outcomes

The report explores the decision-making priorities of female health consumers in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan, and Brazil and the industry challenges and solutions to building trust with this market segment. The majority of healthcare decisions are made by women yet they are not confident in the health decisions they make. The lack of confidence is due to shortage of time, knowledge and trust in the industry, resulting in poor health outcomes for themselves and others. The report finds that to engage female consumers, healthcare companies must first understand their unique definition of health and the behaviors that drive trust and satisfaction among female patients and consumers. (4/23/2015, Report - 86 pages)

KEY FINDINGSPRESS RELEASEINFO GRAPHIC VIDEO LINK

Sponsors: Aetna, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, Eli Lilly and Company, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Merck KGaA, MetLife, Pfizer, PwC, Strategy&, Teva, WPP

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Women Want Five Things

This report examines the flywheels of women's fierce ambition: What drives them, what inspires them to remain fully engaged and on track for leadership roles. We find that across the U.S., U.K., and Germany, well-qualified women have a five-point value proposition. They want the ability to flourish, excel, reach for meaning and purpose, be empowered and empower others, and earn well.

Women start their careers hungry to attain a powerful job, but lose their appetite as they age. Even for women without children, and those who are breadwinners, power loses its luster for the 35-to-50 age group. Women do not aspire for a powerful position because they perceive the burdens of leadership outweighing the benefits.  Yet power, our data reveals, is what allows women to fulfill their five-point value proposition than women without power in their current roles expect. The report explores women's misunderstanding of power and the benefits it can bring. (12/9/2014, Report - 64 pages)

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Sponsors: American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Merck KGaA, The Moody's Foundation

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Letzte Ausfahrt Babypause

This German Harvard Business Manager article reports highlights of the report "Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Germany" (in German) (5/1/2010, Harvard Business Manager (Germany) article)

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Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Germany

Five years ago our groundbreaking study “Off -Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success” (see Harvard Business Review, March 2005), found that 37 percent of highly qualified women in the U.S. took an off-ramp—voluntarily leaving their jobs for a period of time. In addition, a large percentage took a scenic route—working part-time, reduced hours or flex-time for a number of years. All in all, more than two-thirds of the accomplished women who participated in this study failed to conjure up the linear lock-step progressions of a successful male career. For this they paid a huge price in terms of earning power and long-run promotional prospects. This research had tremendous impact. It was featured in hundreds of news articles around the world—coverage ran the gamut from the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal to the Hindustan Times and the South China Morning Post—and found its way into several high-profile books. “Off-ramps and on-ramps” entered the zeitgeist. If you Google this term these days, you’ll get over 1,280,000 hits. In response to this high level of interest, five years later we went into the field again to update the U.S. study (see “Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Revisited,” Harvard Business Review, June 2010). We also decided to go global, taking the off-ramps and on-ramps research to key economies around the world. We started with Germany in 2009 and have plans to take the research to Japan in 2010. Other country studies will follow. (5/1/2010, Report - 74 pages, also available in German)

Please learn more about our consulting partner's, Hewlett Consulting Partners, offering on this topic.

Sponsors: Boehringer Ingelheim, Deutsche Bank, Siemens AG

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