Our Work

We focus on practice-driven research, courses, and events—and on communicating research findings and insights about good jobs.


Professor Paul Osterman in the classroom

The Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative addresses a number of seemingly simple, but often confounding, questions:

    What is good work? What are good jobs?
    What is a good company?
    What factors encourage or hinder the creation of high-quality jobs?

Anchored within MIT Sloan's Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER), the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative strives to be a catalyst for ideas, a testing ground for new management models, and a hub where learning and business practice meet. Through research, courses, events, and communications, we strive to be a connecting force that brings together MIT's expertise and the perspectives of business leaders, workers, investors, philanthopists, and policy makers.

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