Kristine Dery

Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management


Kristine Dery is a Research Scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management in the Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR). Kristine leads MIT CISR’s research on the Digital Workplace, Employee Experience for Digital. More recently she has explored the employee experience in the context of Agile Ways of Working, and also what it takes to attract and retain the Talent with the digital skills to be successful in the digital world. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data, she examines how top performing organizations: (1) design and manage the digital workplace to deliver greater employee experience (and consequently, greater business value), and (2) build competitive workplaces that attract and foster talent in the digital era. This work stems from a longer term research focus on the relationship between HRM and IS which has generated publications on mobile connectivity, the strategic impact of human resource information systems, gamification and recruitment, and the management of remote workers. She is regularly a key note speaker for industry and has designed and delivered numerous MIT Executive Education courses based around her research and the broader MIT CISR research on digital disruption. About MIT Centre for Information Systems Research (CISR) ( Supported by a consortium of over 90 public and private organizations from all over the world, researchers at CISR have been studying one key question since the establishment of the Research Centre in 1974: How do organizations generate business value from IT? Grounded in the MIT tradition of rigorous field-based research (MIT’s motto is “Mens et Manus” – “Mind and Hand”), MIT CISR’s mission is to help executives address the digital challenges of leading dynamic, global, and information-intensive organizations. Through close relationships with our sponsoring organizations and other practitioners, MIT CISR researchers have done ground-breaking research on Digital Strategy, Digital Workplace, Data Strategy, Innovation Portfolios and Enterprise Architecture  and many other topics of interest to digital leaders. We have developed concepts and frameworks to guide management practice and support digital leaders to reframe organisational understanding of digital. The relevance of our research is ensured by the active participation of corporate sponsors from a wide range of industries.