Scott Behson, PhD
Professor, Author, Speaker, Consultant
Building Better Workplaces
That Work for Everyone
The Whole-Person Workplace Newsletter on LinkedIn
My Whole-Person Workplace newsletter on LinkedIn is based on research for and content from my recent book, The Whole-Person Workplace: Building Better Workplaces Through Work-Life, Wellness, and Employee Support. Newletters also cover news and commentary through a Whole-Person lens. It will help you build a better workplace that works for everyone. Sign up for the newsletter on Linkedin here.
The Latest Newsletter:
Newsletter #11: Workplace 2023 can be the best of both worlds
It's not 2018 anymore. It's no longer 2020. It's time we design Workplace 2023 from the best of these prior approaches. Here's how to think this through for your workplace.
Newsletter #1: "At $1200, who wouldn't buy this for their business?"
I share a few of my favorite stories about employers who demonstrate their whole-person workplace values in creative ways, specifically around financial support.
Newsletter #2: Employees aren't just valuable assets. They are people.
Employees should be vaued for more than their return on your investment in them. they should be valued as Whole People. Here are examples of how employers have demonstrated these values in ways large and small.
Newsletter #3: Supervisors are the key to a Whole-Person Workplace.
The importance of supervisory management to building a Whole-Person Workplace cannot be overstated. You are the front line of organizational culture and the most important contact point for how your employees experience the workplace. Here are four action steps for supervisors.
Newsletter #4: “Even lawyers want a life outside of work”: Helping employees avoid burnout
Whole-Person Workplace values can help employees avoid chronic overwork - which is especially important in remote and hybrid workplaces - resulting in workplaces that work for everyone.
Newsletter #5: The best employee benefit is time
Supporting employee time for life by providing and supporting effective PTO is a key for supporting employees and building a great culture.
Newsletter #6: "8 babies a day": Making parental leave work for everyone
When designed the right way, parental leave can become a core part of a Whole-Person Workplace culture – benefitting everyone, even those without children.
Newsletter #7: What's in Your Employees' Invisible Backpacks?
Everyone carries unseen emotional burdens in their "invisible backpacks". Employers can demonstrate their care for employees by thinking creatively about what they can to alleviate employee stress. It is not only the right thing to do for the Whole People who work for us - it is also good business. With examples from Adidas, Boxed, Peleton, and more
Newsletter #8: Looking For A New Job During The Great Reset? Ask These Interview Questions
With so much in flux, it is a great time to assess whether your current employer values you like they should and whether a different employer might be a better fit. Here's how to find a Whole-Person employer.
Newsletter #9: Redesigning work to add meaning and engagement
Not every employee will make use of an available benefit and not everyone can work flexibly. However, all employees experience the tasks, roles, and responsibilities that make up their work. With smart job redesign, we can make work work better for everyone.
Newsletter #10: The Many Flavors of Flex (and a handy map)
While deciding among the many variations of flex can seem as overwhelming as choosing at an ice-cream counter with too many choices, my advice is to go beyond the "vanilla" options and create a flex-flavor combination that works best for your workplace and your values.