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A world where everyone can thrive.
2020-2021 Telfer Research Report - Research for a Happier Canada
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Our Vision

The Thriving Organizations Research Collective (TORC) at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management exists to help build towards a future where all employees have the ability to thrive at work.

Every day, our team strives toward that goal by working on the development of a strong network of researchers, external experts, and industry leaders who will deliver a new wave of high-quality research on thriving organizations and workers.

But the work doesn’t stop with research. What sets TORC apart is a commitment to bridging the gap between science and practice by ensuring that the ideas produced in our research are embodied in organizations across Canada. This is accomplished by creating a mutual excitement around research – a process that begins with including organizational leaders as partners throughout the research process.

What is a Thriving Organization?

Thriving organizations are created through the pursuit of four core pillars:

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They create opportunities for employees’ involvement and engagement through meaningful work.
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They protect and maintain their employees’ physical health and psychological well-being.
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They embrace authentic inclusion and promote social belonging amongst all employees.
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They treat their employees as human beings, with respect and fairness.

Our purpose is to help organizations understand these pillars, as well as appreciate the practices that cultivate them, in a unique context that blends real-world practicality and scientific rigour.

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