The 2009 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For: Tools and Techniques of the Best

Amy Lyman

Amy Lyman, Ph.D. is a co-founder of Great Place to Work Institute, and currently serves as Director of Corporate Research. In her role, Amy conducts specific research on Best Companies policies and practices linking the quality of workplace conduct with the financial and non-financial benefits achieved by great workplaces.

Amy has assisted organizations with:

  • the merging of cultures and insuring the development of trust in the new environment,
  • leadership development and succession planning,
  • developing an understanding of the importance of trust in management/employee relationships, and
  • creating organization-wide communication and training plans.

Prior to founding the Great Place to Work Institute, Amy taught Organization Development, Systems Theory and Qualitative Research Methods in the Department of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She began her consulting work while a research fellow at the Wharton Center for Applied Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She has authored articles about business management issues and has been a featured speaker at numerous management development workshops and conferences focused on general management, leadership development and strategic planning.

Amy Lyman received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis. She is an active member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Category: Management