Jeanne Meister is a Founding Partner of Future Workplace LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting organizations in re-thinking, re-imagining and re-inventing the workplace. Jeanne is also the author of three books. Her newest book, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today, co-written with Karie Willyerd, was published by Harper Collins in May 2010, and is now in its thirteenth printing!

Recently, Jeanne was the receipt of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award by the ASTD at their International conference May, 2014. This award is given to one senior learning professional each year honoring their contribution and body of work in the field of workplace learning.  Jeanne is also on the Board of Advisors for Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS) as well as the Kronos Board of Advisors for their Workforce Institute.  Jeanne has also been nominated and selected by her peers as “one of the top 20 most influential training professionals” by TrainingIndustry. Bizzabo lists Jeanne on the Top 25 Most Engaging Speakers in HR for 2014.

The 2020 Workplace book has been recognized as one of the top 30 business books for 2010 by Soundview, is on bestseller list for 800 CEOREAD and is the 2011 winner of the Bellwether Award by Community College Futures Assembly, recognizing an innovative body of work that will lead community colleges into the future.  The 2020 Workplace has also won the Axiom Business Book Award in Bronze category For Best Business Book For Human Resource professionals.

Jeanne is a highly acclaimed keynote speaker at business conferences and industry symposia worldwide. Her visionary insight and experience in designing high performing learning organizations make her sought after by business, government and higher education audiences. She is a guest columnist and a member of the Executive Board for CLO Magazine, and has become a Contributor to Forbes Magazine, writing a column entitled 2020 Workplace: Preparing For The Future.

Jeanne welcomes you to this site to learn more about how her knowledge and expertise can add value to your organization. Feel free to email Jeanne at and start a dialogue with her.

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  • Reverse Mentoring Evolves Into Reverse Parenting: Companies Encourage Employees To Bring In Parents - November 10, 2015
    If you are a Boomer parent and your child is fully grown, you probably are being called upon for career and mentoring advice on behalf of your child. has created a global movement to give you more insight into exactly what your child does at work each day! Dubbed Bring In Your Parents Day (#BIYP) […]
  • Women In The Workplace: Three Questions To Ask Your Leaders - October 8, 2015
    As a mother of a professional working daughter, the under-representation of women at every level of the workforce concerns me. Women are 33% more likely to gain a college degree than men, and make up 47.5% of the country’s labor force, yet the gender gap remains. In 1972 Katherine Graham of the Post Company became […]
  • Hacking HR: From Jams To The LinkedIn HR Hackathon - August 19, 2015
    Peter Capelli’s article “Why We Love To Hate HR And What We Can Do About It” identifies many human resources areas in need of re-invention, from annual performance management to workplace flexibility. But how can HR managers harness the innovation of the next generation of employees to achieve long-lasting structural improvements?   Enter Jams And […]

Jeanne Meister @ The HBR Blog Network

Harvard Business Review BlogIt used to be that if you wanted to work for a certain company, you went in for an informational interview or waited for a job opening and submitted your resume. These days, you may be better off liking the company on Facebook or joining their Google+ page. That’s because smart companies are no longer waiting for the right candidates to apply. They’re actively seeking them out on social media.

Read more on the social media tools forward-looking companies are using to find talent in Jeanne Meister’s most recent Harvard Business Review blog.