Joseph B. Fuller

Professor, Harvard Business School

Joseph B. Fuller, Advisory Board, is a Professor of Management Practice in General Management at the Harvard Business School and a founder and former CEO of Monitor Group, the global management consultancy, now Monitor-Deloitte. He teaches courses on general management decision making and managing the future of work in Harvard’s MBA and executive education programs. 

Joe is the co-director of the school’s long-term project, Managing the Future of Work, a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Distinguished Fellow at the Strada Institute for the Future of Work, a member of the Markle Foundation’s Rework America Task Force, and a Commissioner on Massachusetts’ Governor Charles Baker’s Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning.

He studies issues related to employment and income polarization. Specifically, he has focused on the ‘skills gap’ — the phenomenon that employers find it hard to fill open positions at the same time the nation suffers from high levels of underemployment and falling workforce participation. That work has focused on mechanisms for creating effective systems for linking employers and skills providers.

His recently published paper, The Caring Company, focuses on the impact that episodic and predictable care giving obligations have on workers, their career paths and the implications for employers. His ongoing research focuses on the future of work more broadly, specifically the growth of non-traditional employment relationships, the attitudes of workers and employers about the changing nature of work and forces that inhibit workforce participation.