Mission


Management Institute for Quality-of-Life Studies (MIQOLS) is a non-profit organization made up of mostly professors at various academic institutions and other management consultants whose mission is to facilitate the diffusion and utilization of the science of quality-of-life/well-being research in industry and government.

The general objective of MIQOLS is to propagate the science of quality-of-life and well-being research by assisting organizations (business, government, and other institutions):

Provide a standardized research platform to help organizations measure the well-being of:

  • College students and faculty/staff in educational institutions,
  • Employees and workers in large and medium-size corporations,
  • Residents of cities and other geo-political units,
  • Citizens of countries and larger geo-political units,
  • Residents of tourist communities,
  • Patients and patrons of healthcare systems, and
  • Consumers in towns, cities, and other larger geo-political units.
Develop custom-made quality-of-life/well-being performance measures and methods that can assist managers and policy makers assess the effectiveness of their programs and policies in relation to specific population groups such as
  • elderly,
  • children,
  • the disabled,
  • patients,
  • the poor,
  • workers,
  • consumers of specific goods and services, and
  • travelers/tourists;
and communities such as
  • towns,
  • cities,
  • counties,
  • provinces, and
  • other geo-political units.

Develop custom-made educational and training programs guided by the science of quality-of-life/well-being research. Examples include conducting seminars and workshops to train

  • human resources managers in a variety of organizations plan and implement health and well-being programs for their employees,
  • marketing managers in a variety of organizations develop and implement marketing plans to enhance the health and well-being of their customers,
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR) officers develop and implement CSR programs to enhance the health and well-being of the firm’s diverse stakeholders,
  • community planners in a variety of cities develop and implement community programs to enhance the health and well-being of community residents,
  • economic development specialists develop and implement economic development programs in ways to not only enhance the economic well-being of a geo-political unit but also its health and well-being,
  • tourism strategic planners develop and implement tourism programs to enhance the health and well-being of visitors, residents of host communities, and employees of tourism and hospitality firms in the area,
  • leaders in healthcare develop and implement programs to enhance the health and well-being of healthcare providers, and
  • administrators in educational institutions develop and implement programs to enhance the health and well-being of students as well as faculty/staff.