The Worker Wellbeing Lab is a feminist research lab
We welcome everybody who values and works for diversity and belonging in workplaces. We need every smart and brilliant scholar to help reach our vision and to support marginalized communities.
Our vision is
smashing the heteropatriarchy, racism, ableism, xenophobia and social inequality in organizations.
Our mission is
to promote employee wellbeing, belonging and flourishing by
leveraging the disciplines of occupational health psychology and positive organizational psychology, and
developing the research skills, knowledge and experience of graduate students.
Our cultural values
Authenticity helps us to be our unique selves, to belong and to communicate with honesty within the lab.
Our unique selves involve different identities (student, employee, partner, parent, … ), and we aspire to keep them balanced.
We encourage each other to think of saying ‘no’ as an option, and to frame our research projects and decisions within our identities, goals and values.
We value flexibility and commitment. We support each other when we say ‘yes’, and more importantly when we say ‘no’.
We value the contributions of all, and we are grateful for all the research tasks, even the smallest ones.
When we work together, we share humor, enthusiasm and passion for research, so every lab interaction is meaningful.
We work towards wellbeing, belonging and flourishing in organizations, focusing in supporting marginalized communities.
We work to make the lab an inclusive, accessible and welcoming space for everyone to experience authentic belonging.
What do we expect?
The lab is a living hub of sharing experiences, resources, learning and growth.
- We expect collaboration, support and kindness.
- We learn from each other, and we lift each other up.
Most projects are team based and honest communication is essential:
- We are respectful of each other’s time and therefore we are honest and communicate clearly about deadlines, expectations, and commitment.
- Only commit if you can be accountable, if not say ‘no’.
- Think carefully about your time and energy before taking on a project. Only take projects that are tied to your goals (e.g., portfolio) and values.
Nobody knows everything from the beginning, research involves continuous learning and development.
- Check in for understanding
- Ask for support such as training or where to find resources.
Involvement in a research lab provides benefits in terms of developing research skills, knowledge and experience.
- Research tasks are diverse and involve different levels of collaboration and intellectual contribution, leading to different benefits.
- PhD students are expected to get involved in research projects at complex levels of intellectual contribution and therefore benefit in development and authorship.
- MA and undergraduate research assistants are not expected to contribute at the same level as PhD students. By engaging in simple tasks they will benefit in terms of development and research experience.
- Research work may be compensated financially if there are grant or work study opportunities, this will be always discussed before committing to the research.
- Before engaging in more complex and time-intensive responsibilities within research projects, authorship of MA (and undergraduate) researcher assistants will be discussed.