The Better Work Institute

Who We Are

Creating Better Work and Better Lives

Who We Are

The Better Work Institute is a consulting firm that helps transforms the way that we work to keep pace with today’s changing business realities. We collaborate with top companies around the globe and across industries to rethink work at the team level.

Our work is rooted in the cutting-edge research of founder and Harvard Business School professor, Leslie Perlow. Her book, Sleeping with your Smartphone: How to Break the 24-7 Habit and Change the Way you Work, chronicles her research at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) over the past eight years. Perlow pioneered an approach that significantly improved both business performance and personal satisfaction among BCG consultants. Perlow’s approach has become the practice of more than 3,000 BCG teams in 70 offices and 40 countries. Her innovative Predictability, Teaming, and Open Communication (PTO) program is credited for BCG's remarkable streak near the top of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

After the initial success at The Boston Consulting Group, The Better Work Institute has experienced continued success with other top companies spanning industries such as financial services, technology and pharmaceuticals. With each client, we have transformed work to meaningfully improve productivity and people’s lives.

Our priorities

  • To have impact: creating lasting and sustainable change to work practices that foster better work and better lives for employees. 
  • To advance research and practice in the area of work and life: driving real learning and innovation in work practices.