Kate Lister and Tom Harnish have spent their combined 80 working years (they started at a very young age) as entrepreneurs, innovators, consultants, and even corporate employees. Along the way, they’ve learned a thing or two about a wide range of subjects and are frequently called upon to pontificate on topics such as workplace strategy, business management, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance, wellness, science, technology, aviation, the future, and more.
As workplace strategy thought-leaders, Kate and Tom have earned the respect of leading public and private sector professionals around the world. Their work is grounded in rigorous research, and they maintain a proprietary database of over 4,000 case studies, academic papers, and news items on the impact of how and where people work on employee engagement, attraction and retention, sustainability, shareholder value, productivity, wellness and well-being, and more.
Together they have written three books (and contributed chapters to two others), numerous white papers, hundreds of articles, extensive web copy, and an acclaimed e-learning course used companies in American and Europe.
Publisher, John Wiley & Sons
Kate has contributed chapters to:
They have also been quoted in the following books:
Kate and Tom’s white papers have been sponsored by organizations including HOK, Haworth, Knoll, Citrix, Delos Living, e-Work.com, WorkshiftCanada, and others. Most can be downloaded for free on our white papers page.
Thought Leadership Papers on Mobile Work and Telecommuting
Other White Papers, Articles, and Commissioned Work
Kate and Tom have written hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics for organizations including American Express, Entrepreneur magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Banking, and many others.
Tom’s Articles American Express OpenForum (click link or images below for the 70+ articles written by Tom)
Kate’s Articles for American Express OpenForum (click link or images below for the 50+ articles written by Kate)
Kate’s column and features for Entrepreneur magazine. (click link or images to read some of the 70+ articles Kate wrote for Entrepreneur)
Kate and Tom have also written articles for: the Wall Street Journal, Workshifting—a Citrix Blog (here and here), Broadband Breakfast, Work&Place magazine, Work Design Magazine (here and here), Facilities Management Journal, the Federal Times, Best Practices Magazine, and others.
Kate and Tom can be funny, serious (serious enough for the Wall Street Journal), opinionated, impartial, snarky, and everything in between (click on the links or the images below for examples of each):
Kate and Tom co-authored an online interactive course called “The Case for Change” to help executives, middle managers, and employees better understand and embrace the need for workplace change. It has been translated in a dozen languages and is being used by organizations across the globe including the U.S. General Services Administration, Deloitte, Zurich Financial, AT&T, and others.
Tom has built, maintained, and populated more than dozen websites (including this one).
Kate and Tom are award-winning photographers and can create images that enhance their articles.
When Kate and Tom aren’t working with clients or writing about new ways of working, they’re happy to talk about it both virtually and in person. They have spoken at industry events for organizations and sponsors including Citrix, Verizon, SXSW, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Society for Human Resource Management, Department of Defense Computer Institute, the Facilities Management Association, Association for Commuter Transportation, Greenbuild, CoreNet, WorldatWork, Verizon, Wharton School of Business, Temple University, Corestates Bank, Keystone Bank, Liberty Bank, Unisys, Eastman Kodak, and others.
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Click here for various videos of Kate and Tom speaking.
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