We believe work should be life-enriching, not life-depleting.

The Wellbeing at Work research team explores the exciting and groundbreaking topic of what makes work an engaging and impactful experience, versus what makes work negative or discouraging. How can work feel purposeful and engaging, and at the same time enable us to flourish?

We strive to offer practical solutions and insights to enhance your professional wellbeing. To ensure our solutions are credible and sustainable, they must be based on rigorous research. We employ multiple research methodologies to better understand the conditions that foster or impede positive work experiences. We also examine how human beings evolve over the course of our work lifetimes, both individually and in relationships, and the effects this evolution and these relationships have on the experience of work.

The information on this site will raise your awareness, help you thrive and encourage you to live out the true purpose of your work.


The Challenge of the Teacher Shortage in Indiana

Author: Daniel Altman

Just as every student needs a champion, so do administrators and teachers. There is greatness in the power of positive collaborations between the key characters in the school context. The relationships that exist in the school context are emerging as key indicators of well-being of all involved in a child’s education. In our Well-Being at Work research, we have largely focused on the teachers and administrators. Our findings from one-on-one interviews and large-scale surveys support the need for autonomy in the classroom and the key role that relationships between teachers, administrators, and policymakers can play in fostering it.

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Lilly Endowment, Inc.

The Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of religion, education and community development, and places special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and promote leadership education and financial self-sufficiency in the nonprofit, charitable sector.

The Templeton Religion Trust

The John Templeton Foundation supports research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will. It seeks to encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights.

Upcoming Events

Oct 22

2nd International Conference on Human Dignity and Human Development

Professor Matt Bloom will be presenting on a panel at the 2nd International Human Dignity and Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame. The topic he will address is: Integral Human Development—What Can Dignity Add?  He will cover how his innovative research project, Wellbeing at Work can contribute to international development theory and practice. On the panel, Prof. Bloom will be joined by Maria Sophia Aguirre, Catholic University, and Paul Perrin, Catholic Relief Services.…