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My life’s work is focused on making organizational life better for people by helping leaders to articulate their company’s purpose and to design their organizations with humans at the center.

Dr. Tiffany McDowell

Principal, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Designer of better organizations with humans @ center. Living Aloha in San Diego. Wife. Mother: 3 humans and 2 doggos.

Areas of focus Health
Office San Diego, US

Tiffany is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s People Advisory Services with over 18 years of business and consulting experience locally and abroad. She has deep knowledge in organizational strategies and focuses on delivering operating model, organization design, network analytics, decision optimization and workforce strategy for transformation projects.

Tiffany is the recent author of “Foundations in Organization Design: Using the Peopletecture Model to Improve Collaboration and Performance.”

As clients design and implement digital, agile, cost reduction and future of work programs, Tiffany helps them with leadership and organization structure, capabilities assessment, decision rights, role and accountability design, leadership development, talent planning, and workforce transformation, with a specific focus on health care.

She received a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University.

How Tiffany is building a better working world

I am uniquely positioned to be the authority on the topic of organization design, having built one of the largest and most successful organization strategies practices in the world by bringing scientifically proven ideas together with a long and successful consulting career. I create high-performing, cross-functional teams by architecting intentional collaboration, applying organization and network science to balance efficiency and adaptability. My dissertation was entitled “How to Have Fun at Work,” a topic that I take very seriously!

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