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Thinkers50 Recognition for Ben Whitter

Ben Whitter has been recognised as one of the world’s top management thinkers in 2021.

Every January, Thinkers50, which has been described as the ‘Oscars of Management Thinking,’ announces 30 of the top management thinkers in the world to watch in the coming year. The list contains an amazing group of people who, they believe, will make an impact with their campaigning, their ideas, their research and their passion in the year ahead.

Ben, who is the best-selling author of Employee Experience, is the CEO of HEX Organization and the Founder of the World Employee Experience Institute (WEEI). He’s best known for being one of the World's leading authorities on the 'experience' of work and for pioneering and popularizing the concept of employee experience (EX) - an approach that encourages companies to put people first as part of their business model and growth plans.

Speaking about the announcement, Ben said, “It’s a huge honour for my work to be recognized in this way. This is the premier league of management thinking, and I’m very happy that my ideas have broken through into mainstream business thinking. My mission is to improve the experience of work for people and build organizations that deliver a positive impact in the world. That mission matters more than ever in 2021.”

Ben shares his work & research through popular keynote speeches, advisory services, coaching and the global HEX Practitioner programme. His work has reached 18 million people, inspired the first EX conferences, and has been featured in publications including The Times, The Telegraph, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Economist, MIT Sloan, Thomson Reuters, and many more. Ben was named as one of the top experts globally in the field of employee engagement during his time as Director of Organizational Development at the University of Nottingham, and a top HR Influencer around the world. Ben is also the three-time Chairman of the UK Employee Experience awards.

Ben is a frequent advisor, strategic coach, and keynote speaker for the World's top companies and helps them to develop people strategies that deliver exceptional business and human outcomes. His clients come from all over the world and include companies like GSK, Ford, Ogilvy, Cleveland Indians, Deutsche Telekom, and JP Morgan Chase.

His latest book, Human Experience at Work, will be published in May 2021. You can find out more about Ben and his team, access his work, and explore partnership services at



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