Making Work Work for Everyone in the 21st Century

Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity. 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:

September 9, 2021

New “Work Design for Health” Framework and Toolkit Available

A new “Work Design for Health” framework and employer toolkit—developed by a team of researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the MIT Sloan School of Management—map how to create work environments that foster worker health and well-being.
September 14, 2021

Article on Addressing Work Overload Wins Beckhard Prize

The editors of MIT Sloan Management Review have announced that MIT Sloan Professor Erin L. Kelly and University of Minnesota Professor Phyllis Moen are the winners of the publication’s 2021 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize for their article "Fixing the Overload Problem at Work."
September 22, 2021

Designing the Flexible Workplace

Please join us for “Designing the Flexible Workplace,” a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. EDT.
August 17, 2021

Nathan Wilmers’ Paper on Job Turf Wins Award

MIT Sloan faculty member Nathan Wilmers has won the 2021 ASQ Dissertation Award from the journal Administrative Science Quarterly ( ASQ ) for his paper on “ Job Turf or Variety: Task Structure as a Source of Organizational Inequality .”
August 6, 2021

USA Lab Student Projects Featured in Six Recent Articles

Student projects from this year’s USA Lab course, offered jointly by the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, have been the subject of a number of articles.

Our Programs

Explore our programs and learn more about our goal of improving the world of work.

Courses and Events

The Initiative brings scholars, business leaders, policy makers, and students together in the spirit of inquiry and pursuit of knowledge.


Practice-driven research projects distill the qualities of good jobs and good employers and illuminate factors that influence the creation of good-quality jobs.


We disseminate research-based information on topics related to work and improving job quality -- through channels such as digests, interviews, blog posts, and social media.
August 25

RT @shellysteward: Excited to talk about how to make sure the #futureofwork provides GOOD jobs for all, along with @RachelKorberg @Familie

August 25

“Investors want to better understand one of the most critical assets of a company: its people,” observed SEC chair @GaryGensler (previously a professor @MITSloan):

August 24

RT @NBCNews: A pandemic-tightened labor market has given workers more of an upper hand with their employers for the first time in generatio…

Subscribe to our mailing list

Get periodic updates from the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative.