Well-Being and the Workplace
The Well-Being and the Workplace project aims to study how work and workplace policies contribute to flourishing, and how individual flourishing in turn affects work productivity, engagement, and turnover.
The project seeks to collect and organize the best social science literature on the topic of work including (i) effects of work on flourishing, (ii) interventions to provide and promote employment, (iii) interventions to enhance the work experience, (iv) effects of flourishing itself on work, and (v) relations between social science research on work and the philosophy of work.
To accomplish these goals, the Program has been collaborating with the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to measure and study well-being in the workplace. The Program’s flourishing measure has been used for this purpose in collaboration with Levi Strauss & Co., Allegacy Credit Union, Owens Corning, many major airlines, and also a new 5-year research collaboration with Aetna.