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Work/life/family issues, employee well-being, diversity and gender equality and inclusion in the workplace

Ellen Ernst Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management in Krannert School of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She is internationally known for her research on work and family and how employment settings can be designed to support gender equality and inclusion, productivity, and well-being in the workplace.  She is the first president of the Work and Family Researchers Network, and was also funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Work Family Health Network, which designed and evaluated workplace initiatives to change the structure of work to improve the well-being of families, workers and society. Her research on gender and diversity and work-life has won awards for excellence and  she has been invited to several White House and other government summits on the advancement of gender and work and family issues in U.S. society. 

Kossek can discuss:

  • How leaders, companies and employees can manage work to reduce stress and support well-being and productivity
  • The use of flextime, telecommuting and reduced-load work and other new work forms. Managing organizational change involving work-life and flexibility initiatives, gender, diversity and leadership
  • Global and cross-cultural human resources management, multiculturalism and workplace inclusion
  • Organizational and public policy related to work and family and workplace support of child and elder care and gender equality
  • Managing boundaries and technology in the “always on” workplace
  • Leader training and development to foster positive workplace climate

Contact: Ellen Ernst Kossek,

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