Terri Griffith helps organizations analyze their people and technology resources to accelerate performance and prepare for the futures of work. Through her speaking, writing, teaching, and research, Terri brings energy and evidence-based leadership and innovation to organizations spanning high tech, education, and global agribusiness. She inspires and coaches groups on how to negotiate change and uniquely mix existing and new capabilities.
Her award-winning book, The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive, offers clear examples and frameworks for succeeding now and in the future -- not just leadership, not just technology, but a powerful combination that leverages all your resources. For over 25 years she has offered programs and projects for companies and associations including Oracle, IBM, Cisco, ESADE, Sonera, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. She serves on advisory boards for startups and advisory groups and was honored as a 2012 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Terri practices what she preaches as an Associate Dean and Professor of Management in Santa Clara University’s business school. Through her blog, Technology and Organizations, and freelance work (Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review Blog, Women 2.0, MIT’s Sloan Management Review), she has the opportunity to follow organizational trends and the leaders who bring them to life. Her academic work is published in top journals such as: Organization Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, IEEE – Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Academy of Management Review. Some of this research has been funded by the National Science Foundation. She is a senior editor for Organization Science, an editorial board member of IEEE – Transactions on Engineering Management and Group Decision and Negotiation, as well as a past associate editor for MIS Quarterly. Her undergraduate degree is from UC Berkeley; her master’s and doctorate are from Carnegie Mellon.