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 who are dedicated to creating a bridge between the science of quality-of-life/well-being research in the creation, diffusion, and utilization of well-being knowledge in industry and government.

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

  • Provide a standardized research platform to help organizations measure
    • the well-being of students and faculty/staff in educational institutions,
    • the well-being of employees and workers in large and medium-size corporations,
    • the well-being of residents of cities and other geo-political units, and
    • the well-being of citizens of countries and 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.