SHINE Research Published In HandBook on Designing Alignment Between People and the Office Environment

SHINE researchers have published a chapter in a new book, A Handbook of Theories on Designing Alignment Between People and the Office Environment, which focuses on the employee as a user of the work environment and seeks to address the very fragmented academic study of workplace design and management.  The book, edited by Rianne Appel-Meulenbroek (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) and Vitalija Danivska (Aalto University, Finland) aims to open…

Harvard Business School Features SHINE and Levi Strauss & Co. Worker Well-being Research

Harvard Business School’s Working Conditions in Supply Chains site, which focuses on providing key managerial insights from research on assessing and improving working conditions in supply chains, features SHINE’s work with Levi Strauss & Co. The highlighted SHINE study focused on 4,600 workers in eight garment factories in Sri Lanka, Mexico, Cambodia, and China that supplied Levi Strauss & Co.  The comprehensive worker survey assessed worker well-being and working conditions…

Levi Strauss & Co. Publishes SHINE’s Factory Well-being & Equity Report

The report titled Well-being and Equity as a Business Imperative Summary of the Harvard Sustainability and Health Initiative (SHINE) Research on Worker Well-being and written by Eileen McNeely of SHINE and Tamar Koosed of Manaus Consulting is now live on Levi Strauss & Co’s website. Our team at SHINE developed the metrics and collected data on 13,318 workers in 15 factories and five countries around the world over a three…

SHINE’s Colleagues at The Human Flourishing Program Featured in NYTimes

We’re thrilled to share that our colleagues at the Human Flourishing Program here at Harvard have been featured in this New York Times article below. SHINE’s using the 10 question scale developed by Tyler J. VanderWeele and his team as part of our comprehensive well-being survey.  We invite you to read read and learn more about what flourishing means and how we can measure it. The Other Side of Languishing…

New Paper on Psychometric Properties of Flourishing Scales

In a new paper titled Psychometric Properties of Flourishing Scales From a Comprehensive Well-Being Assessment published in Frontiers in Psychology, authors Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, Matthew T. Lee, Ying Chen, Tyler J. VanderWeele, and Eileen McNeely develop a measure of complete well-being. The framework is derived from the theoretical model of human flourishing understood as a state in which all aspects of a human life are favorable. The approach extends…

Watch Now | Evaluating Worker Well-being Impacts Using the Blockchain

Watch a discussion (from March 31) with leaders from, SHINE, New America and the Levi Strauss Foundation on building sustainable supply chains here.  Background: Workers around the world lack mechanisms to safely and confidentially advocate for change or voice concerns related to their work, safety, health and overall well-being. The time for organizations to pursue innovative solutions to support healthier supply chain workforces is now. Business leaders are moving toward…

New Book on Measuring Well-being Out Today!

We’re excited to announce that the volume titled Measuring Well-being: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Social Sciences and the Humanities is out today! It will be available for free download soon and the print edition is available now for pre-order with 30% off discount code (see below). The book is edited by Matthew T. Lee, Laura D. Kubzansky, and Tyler J. VanderWeele, researchers at Harvard University, includes a chapter titled Current…

New Paper on The Role of Financial Fragility and Financial Control for Well-Being

In a recently published paper titled The Role of Financial Fragility and Financial Control for Well-Being, SHINE researchers, Piotr Bialowolski, DorotaWeziak-Bialowolska, and Eileen McNeely, examine the role that financial control and financial fragility play in well-being. Financial fragility is recognized as a substantial issue for individual well-being. Various estimates show that between 46 and 59% of American adults are financially fragile and thus vulnerable in terms of their well-being. The…

Podcast: Work & Well-being During COVID

SHINE’s Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Eileen McNeely talks with Danielle Lecourt about how the pandemic is affecting workers and the role of work in human flourishing. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmsrNMTaEjQ&t=2766s Listen: https://www.daniellelecourt.com/podcast-episodes/22-work-and-well-being-during-covid