meeting about iwin

organizational research.
employer engagement.
economic development.


The Institute for Workplace Innovation, at the University of Kentucky, is a research center with a mission to develop and disseminate knowledge about the 21st century workplace to create work environments that boost the bottom line, employee health, and work-life fit.  Our research is informed by theory and guided by the need for innovative, practical solutions.  We connect employers to these solutions by building and translating the research, creating applied tools and resources, educating policy makers, and helping employers successfully develop the workforce.



Develop and disseminate knowledge about the 21st century workplace to create environments that boost the bottom line, employee health and work-life fit.

powered by the university of kentucky

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.


checkconducting and translating scientific, workplace-based research into applied tools and resources for employers

checkengaging  employers in the adoption of innovative workplace solutions

checkinforming public discussion on the economic benefits of employers-of-choice


iwin was born out of a University of Kentucky work/life taskforce and was established in order to utilize university-based research to influence smart economic development in Kentucky. iwin is a collaboration between the UK Colleges of Social Work, Business & Economics and Public Health, and works to educate and engage businesses in the implementation of innovative workplace practices that will make them employers-of-choice, thus helping Kentucky become a state-of-choice.