Wisdom Implementation Lab
Our mission is to create a more livable society by taking research-based principles and practices for wisdom development and making them accessible to practice and use in the workplace.
Welcome to Dr. Anthony Marker’s Wisdom Implementation Lab
Wise decision-making is crucial in the development of sustainable and socially responsible organizations. However, we often witness organizations acting unwisely making decisions that place profits first and people, or even society, second. Most of these organizations employ leaders that are highly skilled and intelligent, but do they practice wisdom?
In the article The Development of Practical Wisdom: Its Critical Role in Sustainable Performance, Anthony W. Marker writes:
“…while profit may be necessary for an organization, it is not enough for long-term health and survival. For these, an organization also needs ‘to exercise good judgment in the face of imperfect knowledge’—that is, to have wisdom. And because long-term health and survival are implicit in organizational sustainability, it is reasonable to say that organizational wisdom requires that organizations adopt sustainable business approaches. It is also reasonable to say that for organizations to become sustainable, their leaders and employees need to act wisely.”
While many people may be familiar with what wisdom is, we have to ask if they know how to apply it in their personal and professional lives. Further, we have to investigate how to make wisdom appealing to people and organizations so that it becomes an essential part of their values and practice.
The Wisdom Implementation Lab (WIL) endeavors to create a more livable society by taking research-based principles and practices for wisdom development and making them accessible to practice and use in the workplace.
Empower organizations with the tools to use practical wisdom in the development of sustainable and socially responsible organizations. And to rebalance the importance of intellect and wisdom in our society.
Wisdom: Cultivate practical wisdom in our everyday lives and work ethic.
Growth Mindset: Everyone is capable of positive change including developing practical wisdom.
Respect: Treat each other with kindness and courtesy and encourage the expression of opinions and ideas.
Meaningful Work: Big or small, your contribution matters in achieving our goals.
Collaboration: Effectively work together to achieve our goals through honest communication, knowledge and skill sharing, and trust-building.
Projects conducted at the WIL center around:
- Conducting literature reviews on existing wisdom research
- Investigating the observable and measurable components of wisdom (such as the eight “Pillars of Wisdom” identified and penned in Stephen Hall’s Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience)
- Exploring how wisdom can benefit the workplace and society
- Adapting what is known about wisdom to personal and professional practice