Good News from Fri, 06 July, 2012:

Joy at work set to rise

Tekes hopes to boost productivity in the workplace Tekes hopes to boost productivity in the workplace

Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, has launched a programme aimed to making Finland’s workplaces the best in Europe by 2020.

The vision for the Liideri - Business, Productivity and Work Enjoyment programme – are workplaces which are highly productive and generate joy at work.

Work in the future is expected to be characterised by shared leadership, customised solutions for employees, networking, decentralisation and application of new technologies.

We want the personnel to be extensively involved in brainstorming ideas for products and services and ways of producing them, says Programme Manager Nuppu Rouhiainen from Tekes.

The changes at workplaces will lay the foundation for a sustainable competitive edge and visible improvement of production, business development, personnel well-being and co-operation at workplaces.

One special focus of the programme is companies with 20–500 employees which are looking for business growth through the competitive edge which come from innovations.

The hope is that Finland’s strong working life brand will be used to create a positive corporate image and attract investments and skilled workforce to the country.

The programme will be implemented as part of the Government Programme and the National Working Life Development Strategy co-ordinated by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

It will be executed in 2012–2018 in co-operation with companies, universities, labour market organizations and other partners.