Culture shifts that are needed in businesses in light of the Great Resignation with Nicholas Hamilton-Archer

Episode: 39

Is the Great Resignation a positive after all? What do companies have to do to accommodate the needs of the younger workforce in order to create a rich and attractive employee experience? What kind of leadership is needed to bring about the necessary culture shifts in business? These questions and more are discussed with Nicholas Hamilton-Archer, Executive Director of Executive Education at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

The ‘time out’ of the last two or three years has precipitated a societal shift in which people are looking for greater freedom and self-expression. They want to bring their whole selves to work and not be bound by the old conventions of business and how it should be structured. It is in this context that the Great Resignation has been happening. The challenge now is for leaders to serve the best interests of their people to create an employee environment that attracts and retains the best talent. Please listen to Nick Hamilton-Archer insights as he points us towards these new shifts.


Nicholas Hamilton-Archer serves as the Executive Director of Executive Education within the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Nicholas is tasked with driving innovation and growth within the unit’s non-degree open enrollment and custom programs and delivering programming for partner schools and faculty within the University. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Nicholas served as the Executive Director for Executive Programs at the University of Colorado.

Nicholas has lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates and has extensive experience within the Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Asia-Pacific, and South Africa where he managed strategic initiatives and partnerships. He has worked collaboratively with multiple government agencies, non-profits, and private businesses.

Nicholas graduated from George Mason University in 2008 with a BA in Government and International Politics and an MPA (Public Administration) respectively. He also holds an MS in International Business from the University of Colorado Denver. Nick enjoys working with early-stage companies, and his hobbies include basketball and travel.

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