WorkWell is a multidisciplinary research unit of the North-West University, founded in 1998. The name ‘WorkWell’ is a collective term that refers to the optimal functioning of organisations in all respects – which should work well. In WorkWell, the emphasis is on research and postgraduate education in the context of the economic and management challenges facing Africa and the globe.
The focus is on identification and development of policies, measures and decision-support methodology to ultimately optimise utilisation of organisational resources such as information, people, customers, marketing, finances, and management while maintaining a focus on issues of diversity and a developing economy. The Research Unit draws on the expertise of researchers from all schools within the Faculty (Accounting Sciences, Management Sciences, Economic Sciences, and Industrial Psychology & Human Resource Management). Currently, the Research Unit has membership from schools across all three campuses of the NWU which totals more than 130 academic staff members.