SAN FRANCISCO — August 14, 2018 — BetterUp, the first digital platform to bring personalized development through one-to-one coaching for employees at all levels of a company, today announced the launch of BetterUp Labs to drive research to help people thrive as human beings and, in so doing, optimize their workplace performance and help their companies grow.
Over the next five years, BetterUp will invest $15-$20 million in BetterUp Labs, a first-of-its-kind behavioral research lab bringing together business, academia and science to fund research to enable people to be their best selves, and to arm companies with insights and tactics to assist.
BetterUp has already funded a longitudinal study of 5,000 American employees, investigating topics like meaning and purpose, and producing widely cited research on the impact of loneliness in the workplace. For BetterUp Labs, planned future research will include investigations into what separates flourishing employees from others, what best practices support the most productive corporate cultures, and how individuals and corporations can better plan for the future. Through this research, BetterUp Labs will provide companies and employees with the scientific findings they need to drive human transformation.
“The world of work has changed,” says Alexi Robichaux [pictured], Co-Founder and CEO of BetterUp. “Leading companies are eager to transform to better align their strategy and culture with the changing talent landscape, but they want proven approaches that drive business outcomes. BetterUp Labs will help companies worldwide link purpose and performance, producing actionable techniques and playbooks that promote human flourishing and drive business results at the same time.” More...