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About The Work Foundation

The Work Foundation transforms people’s experience of work and the labour market through high quality applied research that influences public policies, organisational practices while empowering individuals.

Through its rigorous research programmes targeting organisations, cities, regions and economies, now and for  future trends; The Work Foundation is a leading provider of analysis, evaluation, policy advice and know-how in the UK and beyond.

The Work Foundation addresses the fundamental question of what Good Work means: this is a complex and evolving concept. Good Work for all by necessity encapsulates the importance of productivity and skills needs, the consequences of technological innovation, and of good working practices.  The impact of local economic development, of potential disrupters to work from wider-economic governmental and societal pressures, as well as the business-needs of different types of organisations can all influence our understanding of what makes work good.  Central to the concept of Good Work is how these and other factors impact on the well-being of the individual whether in employment or seeking to enter the workforce.         

Our Vision

The Work Foundation seeks to ensure that Good Work can benefit all: individuals; organisations; communities.

Our Mission

The Work Foundation’s mission is to improve knowledge and understanding of what constitutes Good Work, today and for tomorrow.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

The Work Foundation's Research

The Work Foundation’s independent research focuses on innovation and economic change, the role of cities, labour market disadvantage, health and wellbeing at work and how organisational change can promote good work.

Our Reports

Read all of our latest publications from across our research streams.