Korn Ferry Institute

Empowering talent, teams, and organizations to unlock their potential

About the Korn Ferry Institute

The Korn Ferry Institute is here to help you, your team and your organization thrive in the new economy by providing innovative thought leadership, research, data and expertise to support you on your journey to greatness.

Established in 2008, the Korn Ferry Institute is an innovation center focused on illuminating key trends and drivers of human and organizational performance. We develop and infuse robust scientific research, cutting-edge intellectual property, and state-of-the-art analytics into Korn Ferry Solutions.

We empower you, your team and your organization to exceed your potential.

Our research process

The Korn Ferry Institute is a trusted expert in solving current and future challenges. The work we do is widespread—below is just a sample of how we can help you accomplish your goals.

  • Harness the power of data & analytics

    Data and technology is at the core of everything we do. We leverage our expansive proprietary data to develop meaningful insights. 

    We know the right questions to ask, and we know where to look to help you find the answers. 

  • Advance diversity & inclusion

    Our insights reveal the importance of diverse talent and uncover the roadblocks that stand in your way to building an inclusive culture.

    We give you the tools to advance your organization’s talent and showcase its potential.

  • Activate transformation

    Our research provides the critical factors that make great transformations flourish as the world evolves in uncertain ways.

    We help you and your organization activate the levers to successfully transform and drive extraordinary growth.

  • Define leadership of the future

    In today’s increasingly disruptive environment, we have uncovered the profile of the leader of the future.

    We know which future-focused leadership qualities correlate with an organization’s ability to innovate.

  • Coin a new language for talent and work

    Underpinned by our research, we developed the Korn Ferry ACI Model – a unified framework encompassing the full breadth and depth of all Korn Ferry IP, covering individuals, teams, organizations and society. This framework helps organizations explore and understand what it takes to maximize performance, power transformation, and drive results.

Our expertise

The Korn Ferry Institute is a multidisciplinary global team of researchers, scientists, data and analytics scientists, and IP developers who work collaboratively and across borders. 

We have expertise in:

Business: Talent Leadership, Engagement, Work Measurement

Social Science:  Industrial/Organizational Psychology,  Measurement, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science

Scientific: Neuroscience, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Science

Analytics: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Information Design and Data Visualization


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Explore our research

The Korn Ferry Institute’s influential research, insights, intellectual property, and data has been leveraged by organizations and people across the globe. We have produced groundbreaking insights on all aspects of work and are continuously innovating in order to impact the world.