The Work Foundation is a think tank for improving work in the UK. They have been an independent source of ideas and analysis on the labour market and the wider economy for over a hundred years. The Work Foundation builds upon the legacy of the Industrial Society, out of which they were born in 2002. Since its establishment by Sir Robert Hyde on 3 April 1918, they have campaigned to improve the quality of working life through advocacy, research and practical interventions. Its mission is to support everyone in the UK to access rewarding and high-quality work and enable businesses to realise the potential of their teams. To do this, they engage directly with practitioners, businesses, and workers, producing rigorous applied research that allows them to develop practical solutions and policy recommendations to tackle the challenges facing the world of work. Although based in London, they are part of Lancaster University Management School, and work with a range of academics across their research programmes. They also work with a range of external partners and organisations across various research and engagement activities.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: All male
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2020): Ben Harrison
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2019): Ben Harrison
Leader gender: Male
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
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