Being placed at the interface between entrepreneurship and paid work may vary during one’s career depending on their life situations and job opportunities. A particular challenge of hybrid entrepreneurship is the accumulation of personal responsibility, both for guiding your own work and for taking care of your own well-being. In this context, hybrid entrepreneurship refers to a combination of different forms of entrepreneurship (including light entrepreneurship) and other forms of livelihood (paid work, parental leave, studying, etc.).
The aim of the project is to develop and pilot new models and tools for individuals to support their own work life well-being. These new models and tools take into account the changed realities of work life. The project creates a compass of modern work life for individuals whose work consists of a variety of activities.
Materials and techniques
The main objective of the project, carried out by the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, is to create individual-oriented “Healthy hybrid entrepreneurship” models. The models are developed and tested in co-operation with identified channels and operators as well as hybrid entrepreneurs. A model can act as a compass for individuals in maintaining their work life well-being.
The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health organizes workshops where the operational models are developed in co-operation with hybrid entrepreneurs to promote their work life well-being. The workshops address well-being at work in a holistic way by taking mental, physical and social well-being into account. The workshops are related to, in particular, the support for and development of hybrid entrepreneurs’ own management capabilities, such as the management of psychosocial workloads and comprehensive recovery.
European Social Fund (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Central Finland)