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Cutting-Edge Research from BetterUp Labs

In 2018, we launched BetterUp Labs, the first-of-its-kind behavioral research lab bringing together business, academia, and science. Our team of more than 40 PhDs, embedded across the organization, brings expertise and innovative research techniques in organizational psychology, behavioral neuroscience, social psychology, and more. 

Partnerships with leading universities

A rigorous, multidisciplinary approach

The Labs team is dedicated to conducting validated studies and understanding lasting behavior change from from the world’s largest real-time dataset on coaching and personal and professional growth. The findings power everything from our evidence-based coaching methodology and interventions to our assessments to product development to talent insights and analytics focused on understanding organizational outcomes.

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Language analysis reveals how coaching has evolved over the last 3 years

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Leaders are prioritizing well-being over leadership skills in the post-Covid workplace

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With great power comes great … belonging?

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Is poor mental health and well-being contagious?

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It's time to let go of the myth that pressure drives performance

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Employees report greater creativity working remotely

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The new skills every manager needs to lead inclusively in a hybrid world

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Psychological safety: We all know it improves teams, but it can boost careers, too

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How keeping employees connected may actually keep them committed

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43% of us don’t feel connected at work. Here's what to do about it.

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Believe it or not, not everyone wants to work from home. Here’s why.

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Having “too many” interests isn’t holding you back, it’s launching you forward

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Meet the Future-Minded Leader: Your organization’s answer to uncertainty

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The science behind Inner Work®

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Managers say men and women differ in these five areas: Is it true?

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How to do Inner Work® (even if you're way too busy)

Meet some of the experts

Adam Grant, PhD

Organizational psychologist, Wharton professor, author, and one of the world’s most influential management thinkers.

Quinetta Roberson, PhD

John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Management & Psychology, world expert in diversity at work.

Martin E.P. Seligman, PhD

The father of positive psychology. Former president of the American Psychological Association.

Robin J. Ely, PhD

Faculty chair of the Harvard Business School Gender Initiative.

Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, MD

Harvard-trained physician. Chief Product Officer and Head of BetterUp Labs.

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