from the executive director
The Institute for Workplace Innovation (iwin) is dedicated to conducting research on the 21st century workplace and to translating research into solutions that will assist organizations in creating quality work environments that enhance the bottom-line, employee health and work-life fit. iwin is a collaboration between the University of Kentucky Colleges of Social Work, Business & Economics and Public Health. As such, our research and employer engagement activities are multi-disciplinary. Research is informed by social, behavioral, organizational and management theory, and employer engagement initiatives are enhanced through partnerships with workforce development, economic development, local and state chambers of commerce, and other related entities. By informing organizations about how to become employers-of-choice and by working collaboratively towards the implementation of these practices, we strive to build Kentucky's reputation as a state-of-choice where businesses want to expand and relocate, and where people want to live and work. The University of Kentucky is among the few land-grant universities in the U.S. to respond to state economic and workforce development challenges by creating an institute dedicated to the development and enhancement of quality work environments and innovative workplaces.
Please feel welcome to peruse our website and contact me with any questions you may have about iwin.