Katherine L. Y. Green, PhD – bringing the power of foresight to help make work — work.
As a futurist and social science professional, I consult with organizations, and their staff, to help prepare them for their immediate and long-term futures.
Building on three decades of experience, as internal staff and consultant, I collaborate with leaders to:
- anticipate and make sense of emerging and long-term change
- determine how, when and where to shift the organization, and its people, in response to those changes
- support workers’ transition in the change process
My early career includes positions in professional development units at The World Bank, USAir, Fannie Mae and on Capitol Hill. In 1999, I transitioned to consulting, offering leadership programs and organization development services for government, association and business clients. Foresight is integral to my work with organizations. Its effectiveness relies on a leaders’ ability to think long-term. Using foresight, a leader makes decisions based on the impact of change on their organization’s viability.
Working side-by-side with business professionals, I explore trends, assess implications for organizational futures, and recommend management and organizational design strategies for a productive, successful world of work. Often, I collaborate with HR professionals to improve people practices and policies for workers across the age-span. Building on several decades of professional interests in aging workforce issues, I advise organizations on how to adapt to a workforce spanning ages 18-80. As a researcher and writer, I share my compelling vision for a vital, engaged 50+ workforce. I speak at national and international conferences on topics related to the multigenerational workforce, leadership, change, HR best practices and, of course, the future of work.
My professional background includes graduate degrees in Human Resources (M.A.), Organization Studies (PhD) and advanced professional leadership training. Additionally, I hold a Strategic Workforce Planning certification. I am a practicing member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) plus other professional groups dedicated to the advancement of people and work.