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Our research

The Work Foundation’s independent evaluation and research is rigorous and evidence-based.  Our work with leading organisations and government departments has been influential at policy level while informing and leading the debate on different aspects of Good Work.  Interventions proposed and informed by our work are widely regarded and put into practice. 

We draw on leading academic thinking from Lancaster University and other research institutions to ensure our work draws on the latest thinking and makes that available in accessible and practical ways to increase its impact.

Jobs, Skills and Local Economic Development

We provide an in-depth analysis of cities, labour markets, the knowledge economy and enterprise. Through our research and bespoke consultancy we deliver evidence-based analysis, commentary and advice.

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Health and wellbeing

The Centre for Workforce Effectiveness is committed to conducting applied research that helps employers and policy makers deliver and benefit from more good work – work that is fulfilling, healthy and productive.

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Leading and managing

The Work Foundation has a long–standing and deep knowledge-base on leadership and management.  Built on our long legacy of research and analysis, we are contributing to the debate on productivity within the workplace: what the drivers are and consequently their impact on society and the wider economy. 

Future proofing

The changing nature of work and the impact of technology are presenting challenges to individuals, businesses and policy-makers alike.  The Work Foundation through its unique insights and programme of work has a number of projects which explore these issues.