Melissa Swift, Transformation Leader and Future of Work Expert

Melissa Swift

U.S. transformation leader at global human resource consultancy Mercer and future of work expert Melissa Swift leads thought-provoking discussions on the world of work and ways to create better results for organizations and employees. Swift is a passionate advocate for a more human way of working and draws from her professional experiences to reshape organizations for the future of work and the changing labor market. She pulls data-driven insights from her original research to provide audiences with an essential framework for successful, people-focused transformation.

Widely recognized as an authority on the human side of workplace transformation, Swift serves as a trusted advisor to C-suite executives at large organizations and has been a leading voice on reshaping work in the post-pandemic era. Her research has been published in Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal, and her insights have been quoted in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Economist, Axios, and more. Swift has been featured as one of Twitter’s “20 Digital Transformation Leaders to Follow” and named a “Top Influencer on the Future of Work” by Onalytica.

A Glance into The Future of Work

Through her use of humor, a dash of history, and unexpected statistics to challenge audiences’ beliefs about the world of work, Swift outlines how to spur productivity and create happier working lives. She also shares the keys to reconciling and finding common ground between employees’ and employers’ deepest needs. Tapping into inspiration from sources ranging from labor market data to the movie Office Space, she weaves together a compelling, practical account of how transforming work doesn’t have to be the daunting task it often appears to be.

On Stage and in The Media

Sharing her future of work expertise, Melissa Swift is sure to engage your audience with her wit and knowledge. She has spoken on many stages and has led keynote events to educate her listeners and help companies power their workforces for more innovative, higher-performing futures. An assortment of her on-stage keynotes and published thought leadership is included below.

Melissa Swift on How Companies Can Foster Digital Culture

Consulting US: Mercer Names Melissa Swift as transformation leader for US and Canada

The Washington Post: How D.C. area employees kept workers happy amid the Great Resignation

MIT Sloan: To hire and retain employees, start by revamping your systems


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