BCG Henderson Institute

Debbie Lovich

Fellow, Future of Work



  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Economics, Barnard College


Debbie Lovich

Fellow, Future of Work

Debbie Lovich is a Fellow based in BCG’s Boston office and a Managing Director and Senior Partner. Debbie was named a BHI Fellow in 2022, and has focused her research on the Future of Work – in particular how to make work work for everyone (employers, employees, customers, communities).

Debbie has spent the last 15 years of her 30+ year consulting career on driving leadership and culture changes with her clients who span industries and countries. Since the onset of COVID-19, Debbie has been leading BCG’s thinking on the future of work. She believes organizations must use this unique moment to fundamentally rethink what work is. She led the development and rollout of the BCG’s global predictability, teaming, and open communication (PTO) program, an initiative implemented to improve BCG’’s culture and employee work-life balance. That program has been a core driver of BCG’s top position on numerous best places to work lists. Debbie is also a bi-weekly Forbes contributor as well as contributing to HBR and Fortune.

Outside of work, Debbie enjoys time with her family, exercise and television (at the same time) and hiking with their two dogs.

Recent Work

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Harvard Business Review | June 12, 2024

How Gen AI Can Make Work More Fulfilling

Gen AI offers efficiency, but employee adoption hinges on shared benefits and supportive leadership. By adding joy to work, co-creating with employees, and ensuring managers serve as role models, you can flip the odds of success. | March 28, 2024

Global Workers, Local Impact: The Power of Talent Funds

Public talent investment funds come with a clear business case for action: attracting and retaining global top talent generates a substantial return on investment.

Forbes | March 13, 2024

Reflections And Lessons From 3 Years, 80 Columns

Turns out writing is a wonderful outlet to clarify your thinking, float ideas, and convey insights.

Forbes | March 6, 2024

The ‘Soft Stuff’ Is The Hardest, Meaning How People Work Together

Attracting, motivating, growing, inspiring, coaching, and developing people is the foundation upon which your entire organization is built.

Forbes | February 21, 2024

Leadership Should Be A Team Sport. Here’s Why

Leaders need to surround themselves with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives. | February 13, 2024

Enjoying Work Matters More Than You May Realize

Retention is a complex issue unique to each company, but research suggests a universal solution: doubling down on employee joy.