Making Work Work for Everyone in the 21st Century

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We stand in solidarity. All are created equal.  It is up to all of us to work together to ensure that everyone may live without fear and work with dignity.

–The MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) and the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan



What's New

Read more perspectives and news from the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan:

June 9, 2021

Exploring the Ethics of Automation

In a recent webinar organized at MIT Sloan, MIT economist Daron Acemoglu made the case that automation in the U.S. has become excessive.
May 18, 2021

A Blueprint for Designing Hybrid Work Policies

In a new article published by, MIT Sloan Professor Erin L. Kelly and University of Minnesota Professor Phyllis Moen offer insights from their research on how to design policies for the post-pandemic "hybrid workplace."
May 11, 2021

Addressing Massachusetts' Long-Term Care Staffing Shortage

Providing more accessible training options and better pay will be key to addressing the staffing shortage in long-term care in Massachusetts, according to a new op-ed by two MIT Sloan researchers and an MIT Sloan alumnus.
May 13, 2021

Ethical Automation: Shaping the Future of Work

Register now for this webinar on Thursday, May 13 at 5 p.m. featuring Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor in the MIT Department of Economics, and Amanda Hauser DeHaven, Regional Director of Strategic Projects at Kaiser Permanente.
April 29, 2021

Work of the Future @MIT Webinar

On April 29, the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) is sponsoring a webinar on work's future for the MIT community and ILP members. The speakers include three MIT Sloan faculty members—Erin L. Kelly, Thomas A. Kochan, and Nathan Wilmers—affiliated with the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative.

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June 2

5 Principles for Creating Effective Hybrid Workplaces, from @_elkelly @MITSloan, @MIT_IWER & Phyllis Moen @UMNSociology, based on their research:

June 2

RT @_elkelly: Important point that this moment requires #workredesign. We offer some principles -- not blunt instruments because it has to…

June 1

RT @MITSloan: Managers must be cognizant of the tension between novel technology and existing hierarchies.

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