It would be hard to imagine a better moment in history to study and influence the research and policies affecting work and employment. The upheaval in institutions, organizations, and individuals’ work lives is dramatic and disruptive. At the institutional level, we are in the midst of a persistent, worldwide employment crisis, with a jobs deficit carried forward from the Great Recession and a long-term trend of stagnating wages and growing inequalities in income, wealth, and opportunity. At the organizational level, we continue to see rapid transformation in the nature of organizations, work, and people. Organizations are flattening, partnering, globalizing, outsourcing, open sourcing, downsizing, reengineering, and innovating in myriad ways in order to be competitive, innovative, and flexible in a rapidly changing and unpredictable world. The boundaries between work and family, government and industry, and organizations and supply chains are increasingly fluid. These are the pressing issues that MIT Sloan faculty and students are investigating. In classrooms, labs, and centers around the School and across the Institute, they are addressing critical questions pertaining to work, organizational design, leadership and change, negotiations and conflict resolution, and labor market institutions and policy making.