One key prerequisite for corporate innovation, competitiveness and growth is a healthy and committed staff.

During the last years, extensive and widespread debate about well-being at the research and development has been increased. Wellbeing at work as a phenomenon is modeled in many different ways and from different perspectives.

However, the individual employee well-being and development processes appear only rarely in concrete. Employee wellbeing and the various indicators developed by research for it as well as wellness technology and its applications have enabled a large scale for measuring the impact of well-being from an individual employee’s perspective. The digitally measured data of individual employee brings well-being concretely visible for development processes. This helps to be aware of and to follow their own well-being and working capacity, motivation and reduce the resistance to change. Also it helps strategic management for well-being at work.

The project carries out company-specific development for better well-being and productivity at work based on the measurements of well-being at work and the relationship between well-being at work and productivity.

As a result of the project, the companies have received specific information about the status of employee wellbeing and the needs for developing in the future. Companies also have further developed strategy for well-being and productivity at work. The staff is more aware of the importance of well-being for company’s productivity and the company has the mean to follow that link. Managers have implicit tools and methods for monitoring the indicators of employee wellbeing status and its relation to productivity. They also have a model, how to prevent pain points in wellbeing and productivity.

After the project the developing organizations have gained more expertise in occupational well-being development processes, as well as information on the suitability of different digital applications to measure well-being at work. The project also promote to commercialize the technology applied well-being service packages for the development of entrepreneurship in the province.

More info

Tuulevi Aschan
tuulevi.aschan@xamk.fi
+358 40 637 8841

Marko Kesti
marko.kesti@ulapland.fi
+358 40 717 8006

 

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