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Laura Stevens, PhD

Vice President Global Strategy, Analytics & Employee Experience


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I'm a T-shaped, holistic system thinker and leader, driven by science and a deep interest in human behavior. What passionates and characterizes me as a person is being able to ‘connect the dots’. Connecting the dots between science & practice, between business & people strategy and between vision & execution. This also includes translating & applying insights from one discipline to others - which is where I believe the greatest ideas originate. I feel very comfortable working through complexity and I’m strong in synthesizing separate inputs and perspectives into a coherent whole & narrative. I have a strong tendency to look at multiple variables that are at play in a complex environment. People’s mindsets and behaviors originate in and are maintained by a multidimensional ecosystem. Understanding these complex flows and interconnectedness is - in my point of view - essential to understanding and influencing human behavior. I am dedicated to bring analytics and science to the centre of decision-making in the area of people management and bring a depth of understanding of how the analysis of complex organisational and people data sets can unlock strategically relevant and actionable insights for multiple stakeholders. Here's the unique combination I bring to the table: 1. Analytical acumen & scientific background (Behavioral Science, Neuroscience & Statistics) 2. Business acumen (strong focus on practices known to boost business performance / profitability) 3. Consulting & advisory skills 4. Strategic thinking & shaping skills (design & translate conceptual ideas into commercially viable offering) 5. A big sense of ownership and determination to get the best out of every engagement My main interest is in supporting organizations to accelerate transformation success through evidence-based insights & actions in the area of people & organization, culture and engagement.

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Vice President Global Strategy, Analytics & Employee Experience at DSM


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Educational Sciences