Objectives and benefits of the WORK2030 programme

The goal of the development programme for work and well-being at work (WORK2030) within the Government Programme is to accelerate the renewal of modes of operation and the utilization of new technology in workplaces, strengthen a work culture based on co-operation and trust, and make Finland the leading developer of work life innovations and the world leader in well-being at work by 2030.

The measures of the WORK2030 programme have been proven to have an impact on employment, the economy, well-being at work and the continuation of working careers. Good work and good management simultaneously develop productivity and well-being at work. They have an impact on the competitiveness of the company and the effectiveness of public organizations. The success of workplaces, companies and organizations of various fields in organizing their own operations and developing their operating methods at different stages of the coronavirus crisis is crucial for coping with and recovering from the crisis and rebuilding Finland.

The WORK2030 programme develops new working methods together with workplaces, industries and experts, and encourages experimentation. The programme utilizes the experiences of previous work life development programmes and information about future work life. In addition, it provides information for work life to survive the coronavirus crisis.

The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health implements the programme in co-operation with the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of Education and Culture, as well as central labour market organizations and other work life actors.

The WORK2030 programme is carried out in co-operation with the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland (Akava), Business Finland, the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), the Commission for Church Employers, Local Government Employers (KT), the Finnish National Agency for Education, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK), the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Centre for Occupational Safety and the Office for the Government as Employer.

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is responsible for the operational implementation of the programme.

Measures

Work life success stories from Finland during the coronavirus crisis – Onnistuin.fi

In the beginning of 2020, the key focus of the programme was coping with the coronavirus crisis. The programme published a website of work life success stories from Finland during the coronavirus crisis, offering an opportunity to share tips, ideas, best practices of organizations or experiences of exceptional circumstances. The website contains articles and video interviews from numerous workplaces representing different industries from all over Finland.

Visit the site: Work life success stories from Finland during the coronavirus crisis.

Sector-specific projects

The programme launches new sector-specific projects aimed at developing and innovating new ways of working in the sector and reforming work life, in particular by utilizing the potential of digital technologies. At the sector-level, the key principle of the operation is the dialogue between the labour market parties. At the workplace level, the principles of the operation are the simultaneous development of productivity and well-being at work in co-operation between management and personnel. The starting point for sector-specific projects is the needs of each sector.

The sector-specific projects launched in 2020 are expected to contribute to each sector’s survival and recovery from the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus. A project may include, for example, gathering inventive solutions, experiences and lessons learned during the coronavirus crisis and learning from one another.

Regional pilots

Regional pilots will also be launched under the WORK2030 programme. The pilots are development projects co-ordinated by one or more Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres). Regional pilots experiment with different and also completely new ways of promoting the development of work life in workplaces. At the same time, regional pilots will be used to strengthen regional work life development expertise and the supporting co-operation between regional work life actors.

Based on the experiences of the regional pilots, a model for the development of regional work life is designed.

Management network

The goal of the management network is to share the successful experiences of companies and public organizations on good management and work life. The management network brings together the sponsors of the programme, the organizations that have achieved demonstrable results in terms of competitiveness and their economy through good people-oriented management and co-operation. We also co-operate with educational institutions and universities to reach the youth and future leaders.

The management network is to be launched in autumn 2020.

Support for work life innovations in the workplaces

To accelerate work life innovation in the workplaces, the programme offers the Workathlon concept, in which the co-operation networks of companies and other organizations can receive sparring and advice from experts to solve their challenges or make their dreams a reality.

Current phenomena in work life are discussed and solved in fast solution teams, Fast Expert Teams, which bring together a network of developers and produce solutions to support workplace development and decision-making. One example is the strengthening of the digitalisation development caused by the coronavirus situation, with University of Lappeenranta as a co-operative partner.

Targeted calls for applications for funding for pilots and Work Ability Index activities are carried out to support the knowledge-based development of companies and other organizations. Projects include research and impact assessment. Focus areas include, for example, the changes in work life caused by digitalisation, technology and, more broadly, the transformation of work.

These measures will be modeled in autumn 2020 and implemented in 2021.

Work life situation

Research, surveys and impact assessments concerning the work life situation, the development of operational models and the compilation and dissemination of good practices are the missions of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health also produces research assessing the impact of the programme on the work life situation in relation to the programme’s objectives. Services and tools that support well-being at work are intended for the recovery from the coronavirus as well as to support digitalisation and development.

Funding

WORK2030 is part of the Government Programme. The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health implements the programme in co-operation with the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of Education and Culture, as well as central labour market organizations and other work life actors. The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is responsible for the operational implementation of the programme.

See also

>>WORK2030 programme on the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health website

For further information, please contact the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Email addresses are in form firstname.lastname@ttl.fi

  • Programme Director Terttu Pakarinen
  • Industry projects and regional pilots: Anna Tienhaara, Tuomo Alasoini, Aija Kuurne
  • Surveys, evaluation, materials: Tuomo Alasoini
  • Administration, co-ordination, organisation: Aija Kuurne and the Programme Director
  • Programme communications and website: Tiina Kaksonen
  • Networking operations: Ari Rämö
  • Work life success stories from Finland during the coronavirus crisis website: Kirsi Luokkala, Tiina Kaksonen
  • Sotelainen website (social welfare and health care professionals during coronavirus): Kirsi Luokkala, Tiina Kaksonen, Jaana Laitinen
  • Good practices and operational models: Kirsi Luokkala, Anna Tienhaara, Antti Soikkanen, Tuomo Alasoini

The target groups of the programme are the entire Finnish work life, workplaces, industries and society as a whole.