SCOTT BEHSON

• Leading expert in building better workplaces

• Author of 'The Whole-Person Workplace'

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Scott Behson, PhD, is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a leading expert in work-life, wellness and supportive workplaces. He's the author of The Whole-Person Workplace: Building Better Workplaces Through Work-Life, Wellness and Employee Support, as well as The Working Dad’s Survival Guide and We Hate Team Projects!

Scott is an accomplished speaker and consultant who provides talks, workshops, webinars and keynote addresses for some of the world’s leading companies and at national conventions. Scott was a featured speaker at the United Nations’ International Day of the Family and the White House’s Summit for Working Families. His work appears at Harvard Business Review, TIME, Fast Company, Success, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal. He frequently appears in media, including NBC, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, NPR, Fox News and Bloomberg Radio.

Watch Scott on Cheddar discuss "What Employers Do to Make the Return to the Office Easier?"

Learn more at ScottBehson.com.

Speech topics

Building the “Whole-Person Workplace”

Business success by supporting employees with their work-life challenges

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 want to stay, become increasingly engaged, and then treat your customers as whole people as well.

Whether you are a leader, supervisor, business owner, 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. Scott’s talks, workshops and webinars 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.

The “post-Covid” workplace

Rethinking the workplace as we recover from the Covid pandemic

Because of Covid, many organizations have re-examined their priorities and enacted policies- such as work-from-home- that they would never have previously considered. These changes have required creativity, and some presented opportunities while others brought about hardships. The best employers kept one eye on their finances, but also focused on how they could help their employees through these difficult times.

Now, as we move forward, employers need to determine which elements of their emergency reaction worked well and should be retained; which elements no longer fit their or their employees’ needs; and which elements- for better or for worse- are simply new realities. Scott will help you consider your “post-Covid” approach, helping you develop a resilient, custom-fit solution for your employees and business.

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide

Most fathers today strive to be successful in their careers and to be loving, involved dads. It sometimes seems like an impossible tug-of-war. But it doesn’t have to be. Scott Behson’s “The Working Dad’s Survival Guide” helps men understand they are not alone, and offers a series of concrete time life, family, and career management strategies that enable them to succeed in their careers while also being loving, involved fathers.

Through personal stories and insights gleaned from interviews with dozens of working dads, as well as actionable advice and useful self-assessment exercises, The Working Dad's Survival Guide will help working fathers feel more confident in succeeding in both parts of their lives.

Behson can also help employers better understand the concerns of working fathers and engage them in workplace solutions.

Books

The Whole-Person Workplace: Building Better Workplaces Through Work-Life, Wellness, and Employee Support

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.

OUT JUNE 2021

The Working Dad's Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home

"If you’re like most dads, you’re facing an impossible tug of war between work and home. My advice? Read this book.

In this smart, charming, and actionable guide, Scott Behson offers a practical toolkit for thriving in both domains. You'll discover how to make family time more memorable, how to negotiate more flexibility with your boss, and why you should pack at least one stuffed animal on every business trip.

Behson is the rare writer who can communicate everything you need to know, while making you feel like you're just chatting over a beer with a good friend at a barbeque."

- Ron Friedman, Ph.D., author of The Best Place to Work

We Hate Team Projects! A Friendly, Useful Guide for College Student Teams

We get it - you've been burned by team projects before. This book provides practical advice and easy-to-use templates to help you avoid common team problems, do better work, have less stress, and have more fun.

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