Public Affairs:

Mission and Vision

It seems that the mission and vision of the Humaneering Institute need continuous revision as the full potential of humaneering technology becomes clearer. What began as an effort to more fully utilize the human sciences in business has revealed a fundamental omission in the design and management of work.


To develop, share and govern humaneering technology
and the professional practice of humaneering
for global public benefit


To contribute meaningfully to the achievement
of deep and far-reaching economic, social, and individual development
by providing society with an effective, reliable and accessible technology
for the design and management of work that enables human effectiveness

To achieve this mission and vision, the Humaneering Institute is organized as a nonprofit organization to serve the global public. The Institute is responsible for the development, diffusion, and governance of humaneering technology as a body of knowledge, and for the education, practices, and conduct of professional humaneers.

Essentially, humaneering enables more effective application of human-science and -practice knowledge in the design and management of the human part of work systems, much the same way that engineering enables effective application of physical-science and -practice knowledge to the design and management of the non-living (or machine-like) part of work systems.

The Institute orchestrates a comprehensive research and development process, supported by volunteer scholars, practitioners and managers from all regions of the world. All relevant science, practice, and other related knowledge is considered and synthesized. In addition, primary research is conducted to fill important knowledge gaps, test thinking, calibrate contingencies (e.g., cultural, situational), and provide evidence for validation and further improvement.

The Institute will in time provide resources for educating, training, developing, licensing and supporting humaneering professionals, and for educating the general public, including the accreditation, licensing and certification of qualified sources.