We collaborate with a number of academic, business, medical, and institutional partners to carry out our work to study and promote human flourishing. Some of our major collaborations and partnerships include:
Gallup & Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion
We are partnering with Gallup and the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion on a Global Flourishing Study consisting of 300,000 individuals, in 22 geographically and culturally diverse countries, representing 72% of the world’s population, nationally representative within each country, with five waves of annual panel longitudinal data collection to better understand the determinants of flourishing world-wide. The study is currently in its planning and development stage, with a planning grant from John Templeton Foundation.
Aetna Inc. & SHINE
We are collaborating with Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on the development of longitudinal work and well-being surveys to promote flourishing in the workplace with various business partners using our flourishing metrics. We also collaborated with SHINE and Aetna Inc. on the development of Aetna’s well-being assessment.
Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO)
Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO), originating in 2005, is a global network of meaning-driven marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders. The purpose of ELO is to magnify the difference-making impact of its members within their teams, organizations and society. We are collaborating with ELO to deliver its one-week executive education “Leadership Program” for a global cohort, which will draw upon the research and expertise of HFH and our partners within the wider Harvard community. ELO has a track record of success, having offered its Leadership Program in Oxford since 2018.
Executive Networks, Inc.
We are partnering with Executive Networks, Inc., the leading provider of peer knowledge exchange and business intelligence networks for HR executives in Global 1000 companies, on its Back2Better Research Initiative to gather data on the organizational changes and new strategies at large global companies emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic including information relevant to 1) the COVID pandemic and economy, 2) the organization of the future, 3) the leadership of the future, 4) the work and workplace of the future, and 5) the worker of the future. We are collecting data from Global 1000 companies on flourishing assessments from random samples of employees to create a global normative database of these responses.
Barna Group & Gloo
We are collaborating with the Columbus Foundation on assessing and improving community well-being at the city-wide level using our community well-being metrics.
Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia
We are collaborating with the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at University of Virginia on empirical studies concerning the formation of character among secondary school students.
Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at Harvard University
We are collaborating with the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on the measurement of well-being and on measurement approaches to hope and optimism, and are together publishing a book on the measurement of well-being.
McHugh Program for Human Flourishing at Johns Hopkins Medical School
We are collaborating with the McHugh Program for Human Flourishing at Johns Hopkins Medical School on using our flourishing metrics to enhance the flourishing of patients, students, residents, and clinicians within medicine.
Initiative for Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard University
We are collaborating with the Initiative for Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard University on research on the role of religion and spirituality within medicine and public health, and have co-hosted a number of events at Harvard on this topic.
Various other research or flourishing promotion partnerships are in various stages of discussion and development including possible projects with Erickson Living, the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, the Consortium for Human Flourishing at Saint Louis University, the Teacher Education for Flourishing Collaborative at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Humanity 2.0, and Research Schools International.