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Supporting employees as whole people is the key to long-term, sustainable business success. Creating a Whole-Person Workplace helps you attract the best talent, who then want to stay, become increasingly engaged, and then treat your customers as whole people as well.
Whether you are a leader, supervisor, team leader or HR professional, The Whole-Person Workplace will help you develop ways to support your employees with the full range of their work-life challenges. This book will help you think about flexibility, work-from home, parental leave, child-care, elder-care, wellness programs, educational benefits, vacation time, support for volunteerism, compensation & benefits, employee orientation, and workplace culture in new ways- and provide actionable advice for getting started custom-fit solutions for your business and employees.
Informed by research and practice, and the voices of over four dozen business leaders interviewed during the height of the Covid pandemic, best-selling author Scott Behson will help you build a better workplace that works for everyone.
"The resource for workplace success in
the post-Covid work world"
"Many employers are struggling to adapt to a new post-Covid normal, and this book provides ideas and insights that will help them adjust to the future of work.
—Steve Nguyen, Vice President, Citrix
Talk about timely... The Whole Person Workplace offers ideas that will help employers right now.
—Brad Harrington, Executive Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family
Provides critical insights to help leaders develop cultures and teams that support long-term success.
—Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of Flexjobs
A gold mine of actionable insights that any organization can implement and benefit from immediately.
—J. Bruce Tracey, Cornell University
"A must-read for today’s business leader. Would make a smart addition to any MBA curriculum.
—Ron Friedman, author of Decoding Greatness
Additional Book Information and Resources
Building your culture by supporting employee desire to volunteer
Whole-Person Workplace Quick Guides:
This series of 2-page guides will help you apply concepts from the book in your workplace. New guidebooks are published every month:
The Whole-Person Workplace Check Sheet (coming soon)
Whole-Person Workplace Videos:
Check out my series of Whole-Person Workplace videos. 2 minutes of advice from the book to help you build a better workplace that works for everyone. New videos about every 2 weeks.
Other Media in Support of the Book:
World at Work's Workspan Daily- Q&A about building better workplaces
Various television, radio and podcast appearances here
About the Author
Scott Behson, PhD, is professor of management and Silberman Global Faculty Fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a national expert in work and family issues and the author of:
- The Whole-Person Workplace: Building Better Workplaces Through Work-Life, Wellness and Employee Support
- The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home
- We Hate Team Projects! A Friendly, Useful Guide for College Project Teams
Scott is also an accomplished professional speaker and consultant who provides talks, workshops, webinars and keynote addresses for corporate clients, not-for-profit organizations and major conferences. He provides insight and perspective on whole-person workplaces, employer support for working parents, work and fatherhood, and related topics for some of the world’s leading companies. Scott was a featured speaker at the United Nations’ International Day of the Family and the White House’s Summit for Working Families. He is represented by the BrightSight Group.
He has published over 30 academic journal articles and book chapters, presented over 50 times at national and international conferences, and won eight awards for his teaching, research and service to students. Scott has written for Harvard Business Review, TIME, Fast Company, Success, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He frequently appears in media, including CBS, MSNBC, NPR, Fox News and Bloomberg Radio, as well as many business and parenting podcasts.
Scott lives with his family in Nyack, NY, and is a graduate of Cornell University and SUNY Albany. Go to ScottBehson.com for more information on his writing, speaking and consulting activities.