Tsedal Neeley
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Tsedal Neeley

"We will see virtual, distributed or hybrid, and global work become significant parts of work arrangements that will expand our repertoire, digital skills, and performance, promising to make us and our organizations that much better.”

Leading Expert in Hybrid, Remote, Global Work & Digital Mindset and Transformation; Harvard Business School Professor; Award-winning Author

Expertise In:

  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Culture
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Business
  • Innovation and Technology

Audience & Industry

  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Corporations
  • Global Audiences
  • Senior Management Groups
  • The Professional Services Industry

Tsedal Neeley (@tsedal) is the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Her work focuses on how leaders can scale their organizations by developing and implementing global and digital strategies. She is the global expert on hybrid work, remote work, global work, and digital mindset, and she regularly advises top leaders who are embarking on virtual work and large scale-change that involves global expansion, digital transformation, and becoming more agile.

Tsedal heads and teaches in the first-year required Leadership and Organizational Behavior course in the MBA program that focuses on how to lead effectively; the curriculum addresses group behavior and performance, organization design, change and how to align people behind a common vision. She co-chairs the executive offering, Leading Global Businesses, which helps top leaders develop emerging and mature market strategies in a global and increasingly digital economy. She also teaches extensively in executive programs such as Harvard Business Analytics Program. Tsedal is a recipient of the prestigious Charles M. Williams Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education and the Greenhill Award for outstanding contributions to Harvard Business School. She serves on the Board of Directors of Brightcove, Brown Capital Management, Harvard Business Publishing and the Partnership Inc.

Her book, Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere (2021, Harper Collins Business), provides remote workers and leaders with the best practices necessary to perform at the highest levels in their organizations. Her award-winning book, The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations chronicles the behind-the-scenes globalization process of a company over the course of five years. She has also published extensively in leading scholarly and practitioner-oriented outlets such as Academy of Management JournalOrganization ScienceManagement ScienceJournal of International BusinessStrategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review, and her work has been widely covered in media outlets such as BBC, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. Her HBS case, Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems, is one of the most used cases worldwide on the subject of virtual work. 

Prior to her academic career, Tsedal 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. A sought-after speaker with extensive international experience, she is fluent in four languages. She holds a patent for her software simulation on global collaboration and is a member of Rakuten’s Advisory Board. 

Tsedal received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering, specializing in Work, Technology and Organizations. Tsedal was named to Thinkers50 2018 On the Radar list for making lasting contributions to management, honored as a Stanford Distinguished Alumnus Scholar and was a Stanford University School of Engineering Lieberman award recipient for excellence in teaching and research.

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Developing a Digital Mindset

Tsedal Neeley is an award-winning Harvard Business School professor and leading expert at the intersection of work, technology and organizations including remote, hybrid and global work. From organizational culture change to developing a digital mindset, Neeley speaks to how data and technology are transforming how we think, operate, and create value.

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