The Work Foundation

The Work Foundation is the leading independent authority on work and its future. It aims to improve the quality of working life and the effectiveness of organisations by equipping leaders, policymakers and opinion-formers with evidence, advice, new thinking and networks.

In October 2010, Lancaster University acquired The Work Foundation, forming a new alliance that enables both organisations to further enhance their impact.





Adding value: The Economic and Societal Benefits of Medical Technology

This report investigates the impact of specific medical technologies to assess their current use, their impact on quality of life and labour market participation and economic arguments for their use to be increased.

The Contribution of Advertising to the UK Economy

For the first time, this report calculates the key economic impacts of the advertising industry on the UK economy. Expanding from direct impacts, it also explores the industry’s impact on outcomes such as innovation, growth and competitiveness.

Off the Map? The Geography of NEETs

Launched as part of a research partnership with the Private Equity Foundation, this report examines NEET rates for 16 – 24 year olds across Great Britain.

Letting the Barbarians through the Gates

Instead of seeing it as a threat, organisations and HR must develop smart strategies to harness social media use by employees – it can be a crucial driver of innovation.