Robert Morison, Senior Advisor at Age Wave, is a researcher, writer, speaker, and consultant, and an authority on what happens at the intersections of business, technology, and people management. He has been leading breakthrough research for more than 30 years, collaborating with eminent academics, thought leaders, and management innovators. He has written on topics ranging from business innovation, reengineering, and analytics to workforce management, demographics, and retirement.
Bob has been collaborating with Dr. Ken Dychtwald and Age Wave for twenty years, including managing—on behalf of a consortium of major corporations—the research projects “Demography is De$tiny” and “The New Employee/Employer Equation.” He coauthored two books with Ken Dychtwald including the latest, What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life’s Third Age. Together with Ken Dychtwald and Tamara Erickson, he coauthored the McKinsey Award–winning Harvard Business Review article “It’s Time to Retire Retirement” and the book Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent. He is also coauthor, with Thomas Davenport and Jeanne Harris, of Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results.
During his career, Bob has spoken before hundreds of corporate, industry, and government groups, and he has been a commentator on workforce issues on Nightly Business Report on PBS. Early in his career, he held management and research leadership positions with General Electric, CSC Index, and the Concours Group and now serves as Lead Faculty for the International Institute for Analytics.
He holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MA from Boston University. Bob and his wife, the author Lynne Barrett, live in Miami, Florida, and he enjoys literary events, repairing old houses, and hiking in Downeast Maine.