About KAYA

Our history

Dr Ram Raghavan’s PhD, completed at Manchester Business School in 2006, sought to understand how we value others at a conscious and subconscious level.

Subsequent extensive research with business leaders and consultant neurologists and psychologists resulted in a framework and methodology to link values and feelings to performance in an organisational context.

KAYA was a result of work carried out with various companies from 2006 to date. It was at this point that, out of Ram’s research and with the help of early adopters like Hilton Hotels, the KAYA wellbeing Index as we know it today was born.

Now with over 1.5 million contributors to the data set, we measure and index wellbeing of individuals in 55 countries, across 4 continents – and in 33 different languages.

With teams in Berkshire in the UK, Srilanka and in India, along with a global partner network, we remain more committed than ever to deliver our mission and we hope that, if you’re reading this, you’re keen to join us on it!

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