Millennials (born approximately between 1980 and 2000) are said to be different from previous generations. Among other things, they have greater social consciousness, a higher interest in work-life balance, and better developed social media skills. Organizations must adapt to this new generation, in the ways they market their products and services and the ways they relate to their employees. In this program, Alec Levenson (author of What Millennials Want from Work) will report on the findings of global research on more than 25,000 millennials and 29,000 older workers in 22 countries, and two experienced board member panelists will relate their companies’ experiences in engaging with millennials.
Alec Levenson is an Economist and Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
His action research and consulting work with companies optimize job and organization performance and HR systems through the scientific application of organization design, job design, human capital analytics and strategic talent management.
Four areas of primary focus include
(a) Organization design and effectiveness, including matrix decision making
(b) Organizational and talent strategies for global work and emerging markets
(c) Talent management practices for the new generation of workers and world of work
(d) Human capital analytics to improve decisions around talent and work design
Dr. Levenson’s work with companies combines the best elements of scientific research and practical, actionable knowledge that companies can use to improve performance. He draws from the disciplines of economics, strategy, organization behavior, and industrial-organizational psychology to tackle complex talent and organizational challenges that defy easy solutions. His recommendations focus on the practical, actionable changes organizations should take to make lasting improvements in critical areas. He has trained HR professionals from a broad range of Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies in human capital analytics.
He is the author of Strategic Analytics: Advancing Strategy Execution and Organizational Effectiveness, What Millennials Want From Work (with Jennifer Deal), and Employee Surveys That Work. His research has been featured in numerous academic and business publications, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, CNN, BusinessWeek, and many other news outlets.
Nancy Tseng is the leader of West Monroe Partners’ Los Angeles Mergers and Acquisitions practice. In her role, Nancy expands the firm’s presence across the West and extends its portfolio of innovative M&A solutions. She has extensive experience partnering with executives of Fortune 500 companies during large-scale transitions to set strategic vision, establish new businesses, and transform operations for profitable growth.
Nancy Tseng is a seasoned advisor with a distinguished track record of helping global companies convert deals into shareholder value. Her experience spans across the deal lifecycle from deal strategy through transformation planning.
Nancy leads multibillion dollar integrations and separations, including guiding teams through market assessment, due diligence, readiness planning, end state planning, synergy management, operating model design, and leadership and talent strategy development. Additionally, she has worked with companies to turnaround struggling businesses through delivery model changes. Her experience in the consumer and industrial sectors include aerospace and defense, automotive, beverages, chemicals, electronics, manufacturing, media, retail and transportation.
Nancy is responsible for helping advance the practice’s market strength in the West and expand the firm’s post-close deal offerings. She possesses extensive experience developing teams and working with people at all levels across five continents and across organizations, including executive, sales and marketing, IT, human resources, finance, and procurement.
Prior to West Monroe Partners, Nancy began her career with Booz Allen Hamilton, including being part of its joint venture with Lehman Brothers, and then joined Deloitte Consulting as a leader within the Mergers & Acquisitions practice. She has been recognized for excellence throughout her career, including being the recipient of the Association of Management Consulting Firms’ Award for growth strategy, Deloitte’s Global Award for practice building and sales, and Booz Allen’s Professional Excellence Award.
Nancy earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. She is a board member of Stanford’s Orange County Alumni Association and is active in the civic community, including serving as a Board Member At Large with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Rising Leaders Council and as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. When not working, Nancy enjoys jogging the beaches of Crystal Cove and exploring countries through food, wine and art.