Let’s make work

We should expect more from work. People spend more hours working than anything else. But for too many, work isn’t fulfilling, inspiring, or anything more than a means to an end.

We believe that work can be designed to actually make people happier, healthier, and more productive. This is possible when organizations put their employees first, trust them and treat them like owners, and use data to drive people decisions. Research tells us that organizations are more successful when they invest in people practices like these.

Since Google’s founding in 1998, we’ve experimented a lot with our culture and management practices. We started sharing what we’re learning – what works and what doesn’t – at our re:Work events and in Work Rules!, a book by our former SVP of People Operations, Laszlo Bock.

And people told us they wanted more – more of the tools and nitty gritty. So we created this website as a curated platform of practices, research, and ideas from Google and others; it’s designed to help you use data and science to make work better, no matter where you call work.

We'll never be able to cover everything, but we’re starting with some of the most proven practices and we'll add new content over time. We’re not the first to innovate in this space, and we certainly don’t have all the answers. But by sharing what we’ve learned, we hope other organizations will be inspired to do the same.

We can't make work better alone. Changing work starts with you. We hope you’ll try some of these tools and ideas, and when you do, we want to hear what works and what doesn’t. We’re also looking for proven people practices that other organizations have used (based on science and evaluated with data, of course!) and would love suggestions on where to find more of them. Please tell the world how you’re using data to #makeworkbetter. Now let’s get to work!

- The Google re:Work team