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How to Succeed in the Digital Age by Putting People First

According to BCG’s Grant Freeland, going digital requires a fundamental shift in the ways we do business and how organizations operate. Learn more about the key questions each leader needs to address.

Grant Freeland is global leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s People & Organization practice.

Since joining BCG in 1989, Grant has worked with clients across a broad range of industries, including biopharma, public sector; industrial products, information services, consumer goods, financial services, and retail.

Grant works at the intersections of strategy and organization, as well as the hard and soft sides of change. This includes corporate transformations, postmerger integration, organization design, leadership and talent, change management, corporate-function improvements, high-performance cultures and work force, and HR enhancement.

Prior to joining BCG, Grant was a marketing-communications manager for Hewlett-Packard.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate transformation
  • Digital and agile organizations
  • Creating high-performing workforces
  • Post-merger integration
  • Organization redesign
  • Culture change
  • Customer and sales force management
  • Change management
  • Leadership team effectiveness

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Consultants, Consulting magazine, 2017
  • Pappas Carter medal for corporate strategy


  • MPA, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
  • MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management
  • BA, Chisholm Institute of Technology
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