Welcome to The Work Innovation Lab

Discover insights from our cutting-edge research to help your business address its most pressing challenges, today and in the future.

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Download the latest research—and transform the way you work

Our human-centered research gives you actionable insights and Collaborative Intelligence to evolve your organization for the future of work.

Developing Collaborative Intelligence


Is workplace collaboration changing? 12 predictions for 2023

Fixing broken collaboration


Harvard Business Review: How to fix collaboration overload

Improving meetings


Fixing meetings: A research-backed playbook

Leading through change


How to design your hybrid work policy: A research-backed playbook

Goal setting and performance


The science behind executive goal setting

Our research approach

We ground our studies in real-world problems and bridge the gap between research and practice—so you can make strategic decisions with confidence.

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Human-centered design

By adopting a human-centered research approach, we develop experiments, studies, and solutions that solve real pain points for businesses and drive positive change.

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Actionable insights

We help leaders and businesses transform research into action to solve their most pressing challenges.

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Academic rigor

To drive greater impact, we collaborate with professors, universities, postdocs, and PhD candidates across the entire research cycle—from research design to data analysis to implementation in real organizations.

Meet our leading experts

We work with executives, academics, and the world’s top industry experts to redefine the future of work—today.

The Work Innovation Lab

Dr. Rebecca Hinds, Head of The Work Innovation Lab

Mark Hoffman, Professor at Stanford University

Our research partners include:

Bob Sutton, Professor at Stanford University

Jen Rhymer, Professor at University College London

Rob Cross, Babson University Professor and Director of Connected Commons

Greg Pryor, Co-founder of Connected Commons

Ryan Stice-Lusvardi, PhD Candidate at Stanford University

Michael Arena, Co-founder of Connected Commons

Henning Piezunka, Professor at INSEAD

Bryan Spencer, Professor at City University of Hong Kong

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