World's Leading Management Thinker 2021
Ben Whitter was named as one of the World's top 30 management thinkers to watch in 2021 by Thinkers50 - the 'Oscars of Management Thinking' - and one of the top 30 organizational culture speakers in the world by Global Gurus. Ben’s highly anticipated new book is causing a stir in management and HR circles; Human Experience at Work debuted as the #1 new HR release in the US/UK. It was published by Kogan Page on May 3rd 2021 and sets out a new human-centred future for business and HR.
He is the author of Employee Experience, which is a corporate bestseller and was fully featured by The Times. Ben has pioneered and popularised the concept of EX worldwide. He is the creator of the Holistic Employee Experience (HEX) model, which is being used and referenced by the World's leading brands as a way to differentiate and deliver exceptional business, brand, human and societal outcomes. Ben is the CEO of HEX Organization, which supports some of the world’s leading brands and employers in developing their holistic, human-centred and experience-driven capabilities. A prolific international keynote speaker, he has spoken in over 30 countries. He is frequently invited to speak at major industry events, major corporations, and delivers workshops on EX worldwide.
Ben is a popular and widely respected leader in the world of work. Reaching over 18 million colleagues through his writing, research and speaking, he is frequently recognised as the leading global figure in the EX movement. His work has been featured by The Economist, BBC, The Financial Times, The Telegraph, Thomson Reuters, CGTN, Deloitte University Press, Forbes, HR Director, People Management, Thomson Reuters, Hays Journal, People Matters, HR Grapevine, HRM Asia, Inside HR, LinkedIn, and many more publications worldwide. Ben has been named as a top global influencer and expert within employee engagement alongside Simon Sinek, Jeff Weiner, Sir Richard Branson, and other global figures. Ben was also recognized as a top 30 HR influencer in the UK. Ben’s respected HR and Employee Experience thought leadership has been endorsed by the World’s leading organisations and HR figures; his globally acclaimed piece from 2015, Bye, Bye HR? based on employee experience, was the trending topic within the global business community; with over 1 million views his article was one of the most shared, cited and talked about HR contributions in the World.
Truly global in his approach, Ben's career has seen him work and live across cultures and challenging contexts. Uniquely, he spent 3 years in China developing his approach and vision for EX at the first and leading foreign-Sino University. In this Director role, the first of its kind, the University experienced double-digit improvements across its major engagement metrics and his wider EX research on multinational organisations was also highlighted as a case study in China Business Review and has been published and presented through major academic conferences and journals. Ben's work, in practice and theory, has been acclaimed at the highest levels; he is a winner of numerous local, regional and national awards including the prestigious 'best in the UK' Training Journal Award '12. Ben's approach has been backed publicly by UK Parliament, the world's leading organisations, and by the British Royal family; one of his HR projects received an official Royal visit.