The Hope Barometer is a scientific project aimed at finding ways to measure and increase hope in organisations, cities and other groups. We define hope as an engaged desire for an achievable, but always uncertain goal. As such, hope can be an important incentive for change and innovation, and it can help people deal with, and flourish in, a quickly changing world. To understand hope, we need to be able to measure hope, and to measure hope we developed the Hope Barometer! On this website, you can find a shortened version of the Hope Barometer, an overview of previous research and many other things related to hope.
The new Hopebarometer report is published in December 2019. This edition focuses on the relation between hope and inclusivity.
With an average score of 6.3, Dutch citizens are as hopeful as they were in 2018, but we do see changes in trust and expectations. People have more positive expectations for life in general and social services such as education, health care and safety. Moreover, trust in financial institutions, such as banks, has increased over the past year. We also see a small but significant increase in trust in strangers, the army and political parties.
As a partner of Spark Your Future (a movement that consists of DSM, Polymer Science Park, Vrije Evangelisatie Zwolle and Institute of Leadership Ethics) we participated on Social Impact Day Zwolle last November. With Spark Your Future we empower inspiring, future-oriented leadership as a driver for the transitions towards more sustainable practices and business models. Spark Your Future is supported by students from Windesheim Honours College who conduct a research on hope and sustainability and how to embed these principles in the municipality of Zwolle. Patrick Nullens gave a workshop on behalf of Spark Your Future and addressed the crucial need of hope for future-proof leadership.
In January 2018, the Hopebarometer was used to study how hopeful Dutch citizens feel. On average, people scored a 6.1 on the multidimensional hope-index. The theme of this edition was ‘Trust in the future’ and focused on trust and expectations. Results showed that people are optimistic about their personal life and the economy, but pessimistic about other societal developments in for example education, healthcare and safety.
Academic Book (Peeters Publishers, January 2018)
Driven by Hope focuses on the central human experience of hope. In particular, it seeks to further a dialogue on this theme between theology and economics – but it also contains input from philosophy and psychology. The volume is the result of an international conference on the theme.
RECENT EVENT – On January 17th 2019, ILSE and EHERO will again organize a masterclass on ‘Hope as a motivator’. With insights for entrepreneurs, managers and all other interested professionals.
In January 2018, the Hopebarometer was conducted to test how hopeful Dutch citizens feel. Soon, we will be presenting the full report, but for now, we give a small sneak-preview.
In een themanummer van het Tijdschrift voor Management & Organisatie met de titel “Drijfveren, deugden en leiderschap” is door Dr. Steven C. van den Heuvel een artikel geschreven.
De creativiteit waarmee mensen weten om te gaan met de beperkingen in de crisis is opvallend. Wie creatief is laat zich niet uit de weg slaan als er iets tegenzit. Maar hoe doe je dat, omgaan met obstakels?
Heb je helder waarop je hoopt, maar vind je het moeilijk om je doel te realiseren? Juist in deze crisistijd met veel beperkende maatregelen kan dit erg lastig zijn. Toch kan het helpen om hierbij stil te staan en na…