Tsedal Neeley is the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, as well as the head of the Leadership and Organizational Behavior (LEAD) course in the MBA program. Tsedal also co-chairs the executive offering Leading Global Businesses. She teaches extensively in executive programs such as Global Strategic Management, Program for Leadership Development, and Harvard Business Analytics Program. Tsedal is a recipient of the prestigious HBS Charles M. Williams Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education. With her award-winning book, The Language of Global Success, Tsedal chronicles the unfettered behind-the-scenes globalization process of a company over the course of five years. She has also written extensively about how global teams succeed. Tsedal's work also focuses on how to navigate the global and digital work environment on issues ranging from digital literacy, digital tools, the digital leader, leading agile teams to company-wide digital transformations. Tsedal has published in leading scholarly and practitioner-oriented outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Management Science, Journal of International Business, Strategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review. Her research has been widely covered in media outlets such as BBC, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. Prior to her academic career, she spent ten years working for companies like Lucent Technologies and The Forum Corporation in various roles including strategies for global customer experience, 360-degree performance software management systems, sales force/sales management development, and business flow analysis for telecommunication infrastructures. With extensive international experience, she is fluent in four languages. Tsedal received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering, specializing in Work, Technology and Organizations. She was a Stanford University School of Engineering Lieberman award recipient for excellence in teaching and research. She was honored as a Stanford Distinguished Alumnus Scholar, and a Thinkers50 2018 "On the Radar list" of emerging thinkers with the potential to make lasting contributions to management. Tsedal serves on the Board of Directors of Harvard Business Publishing and the Partnership Inc. (Strategic Committee) and is a member of Rakuten's Advisory Board.
"Significant and timely, Neeley's guidance will provide vital
information to those struggling to work and lead in the virtual
workplace."--Publishers Weekly (starred
"Everybody--not just the business community-- is wondering how remote work will affect our future and how private and public organizations should adjust. With her timely and highly documented research, Neeley provides answers to questions on leadership from afar, on tools and methods needed to enhance productivity of dispersed teams, and on the psychological fundamentals of trust and emotional engagement. Today we do not know what the endgame of remote working will be, but we should definitely read Neeley's book to ensure our organizations evolve and rapidly adopt the most virtuous models."--Vittorio Colao, former CEO of Vodafone Group
"I can't imagine a more timely book or a better person to write it. Neeley has deep knowledge of the science behind team communications and how best to lead from the next desk over or at a distance. Her vivid examples and insightful interpretations make the case for the growing importance of empathy and diversity. And her solutions to the productivity challenges of remoteness make this an essential guide for the future of work."--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author of Confidence and Think Outside the Building
"I often talk about the importance of trust when it comes to work: earning the trust of your employees and building trust with your customers. This book provides a blueprint for how to build and maintain that trust and connection in a digital environment."--Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom
"Irrespective of whether you're in sales, manufacturing, or accounting; whether you're in a small or big organization; whether you work in companies, schools, hospitals, or government; or where in the world you live--every modern manager who wants to succeed should read this book."
--Morten T. Hansen, professor at UC Berkeley, author of Great at Work and Collaboration, and coauthor of Great by Choice
"Neeley draws on her nearly two decades of research to answer the critical questions regarding how we best build productive and enjoyable virtual routines into our post-COVID-19 professional lives. Few of us are going back to the way we worked. Read her book and begin to prepare for the other side of this pandemic now."--Larry Culp, CEO of General Electric (GE)
"Through examples and deeply researched insight, Remote Work Revolution details how to build and lead a culture of trust and inclusivity across distributed teams and time zones. It's about what it takes to truly work together while being apart. Whether she's writing about digital tools or the importance of social cues and context, Tsedal Neeley has created a guide that will help any organization withstand challenges and realize its full potential over the long-term."--Eric Ries, CEO of Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE), author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way
"Tsedal Neeley gives us a much-needed playbook on how to embrace the challenges and leverage the opportunities of our new global, virtual workplace. Remote Work Revolution is a must-read for anyone aiming to excel in a world that is continuously being redefined."--Lisa Skeete Tatum, cofounder and CEO of Landit
"Whether it's part of a long-term strategy or simply thrust upon you due to the pandemic, a remote work program requires a systematic approach to succeed. Remote Work Revolution provides an intelligent framework and practical action guides to help you build a foundation of trust and inclusion that enables teams to be cohesive and productive in a virtual environment. The essential lessons in this book, drawn from years of real-world research, can make the difference between surviving and thriving in this new era."--David L. Giunta, president and CEO of Natixis Investment Managers, US
Suddenly, the business world has changed fundamentally for all of us. With remote work remaining a necessity for many industries going forward, Tsedal's book is a must-read for any manager navigating the challenges and benefits of a virtual workforce."
--Liz Cheng, general manager of television at GBH and WORLD Channel