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It’s easy to see that quality of life often starts with a good job. But defining what constitutes a good job is complex. Can we say exactly what makes a job “good”?

The goal of this project is to develop a computer simulation that quantifies the link between elevating the workplace experience of frontline workers and superior business results.

It might sound strange, but after more than three decades as a consultant and researcher on organization culture, I believe the workplace has the potential to strengthen our fraying social fabric and lift our spirits.

Over the past two years, we’ve transformed how we work at a break-neck pace and made progress toward a “Good Jobs” future, where work meets high-level human needs, such as meaningfulness and belonging, and provides for basic needs, like compensation and safety. How do we ensure that the Good Jobs movement keeps rolling forward?

What business results are possible when you redesign jobs? In “Job Quality is a Pathway to Alpha,” IRC4HR is funding development of educational materials and an information campaign to raise awareness of the evidence base regarding the power of improving jobs to generate above-market returns (alpha).

Work for Tomorrow is a global innovation competition, led by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), which seeks to identify and reward the most promising innovations to address the challenges and opportunities of an aging workforce.