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 Link Between Well-Being & Profit

Author: Steve Bloom

The Wellbeing at Work program at Notre Dame studies the importance of having meaning and wellbeing in your work for the caring professions and how this impacts the longevity of an employee staying with their organization and having high levels of engagement.  This article shows the correlation is true for the private sector as well. 

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Recent News

Bloom Highlights Importance of Flourishing for International Development

Author: Beth Hlabse

NOTRE DAME, IN - On October 22-24, Professor Matt Bloom, principal investigator for Wellbeing at Work, was a major contributor at the second international Human Dignity and Human Development Conference hosted by the University of Notre Dame's Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The conference is part of a multi-year research initiative investigating the role of human dignity in the practice of international development.

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Wabash Leadership Pastoral Program

Author: Kim Brennan

Professor Matt Bloom was the keynote speaker for the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program.  The Wabash Leadership Pastoral Program is under written by the Lilly Endowment Inc. The Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program: Reflect and discuss the gospel. Engage Indiana leaders. Be honored for their calling.  The leadership program will provide a rich understanding of the public domain in Indiana along with all the Christian resources that will assist them in preparing for a major leadership role in the future.  "The goals of the program are to enhance excellence in ministry, to raise the professional and social status of ministry appropriately by expanding their circles of contacts and influence."…

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Partners in Learning

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.