Erin MEYER is a Affiliate Professor in the Organisational Behaviour Department at INSEAD and specializes in the field of Cross-Cultural Management, Intercultural Negotiations, and Multi-cultural Leadership. Erin teaches in over 2 dozen INSEAD Executive Management programs including the Advanced Managers Program, the International Executive Program and numerous company specific programs. In addition Erin is the program director for INSEAD’s open enrollment program Managing Global Virtual Teams.
Erin’s research and consulting services focus on training and coaching expatriates, senior-level executives and multi-national teams to work more effectively in a cross-cultural environment. Her primary work is in the area of cross-cultural leadership development, assisting global leaders to adapt their management style to better motivate teams and achieve business objectives in a wide variety of cultural contexts. Her training programs vary from preparing teams to work with a specific cultural environment to working with multi-national groups of globally-based managers to improve their overall cross-cultural leadership and team effectiveness.
Erin has most recently published articles summarizing her research in Harvard Business Review(January 2010) and Harvard Business Manager (September 2009). Her case “Leading Across Cultures at Michelin” won the ecch 2010 European case award for best HRM case of the year.
Erin studied cross-cultural communication at Northwestern University and international business at INSEAD. Her business experience includes leading multi-cultural teams as the Director of Training and Development at HBOC and as the Director of Business Operations at McKesson Corporation. In addition Erin spent 7 years as a Country Director for Aperian Global, an internationally positioned cross-cultural management firm. Other experience includes running a training organization for Asian immigrants in the United States and teaching English students in Botswana. Her clients include companies such as TNT, NovoNordisk, L’OREAL, Johnson & Johnson, Michelin and KPMG.
Erin is American living in Paris with her French husband and two sons.