Procedures that develop personnel are not all effective. We have listed nine questions, with which the company management can possibly increase the productivity of various projects already at the planning stage. Our vision is that a company should avoid investments which have a weak business connection, have only short-term impacts, or which cannot be evaluated concerning their cost-effectiveness. The questions are based on research and our practical experience on the planning, implementation and evaluation stages of personnel development projects.
This article titled Does Implementation Follow Design is a precise description of the planning stage of a multiyear workplace health promotion program. The article was published in 2017 in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal. The article is free for download as an English PDF version.
Keywords: planning, personnel, well-being at work, effectiveness, process management
What Can You Achieve in Eight Years? is an effectiveness analysis of an eight-year health intervention carried out in Finland. The research article was published in 2019 in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal. The article is free for download as an English PDF version.
Keywords: personnel, well-being at work, process management, effectiveness, implementation
This critical research report is about a working life development project carried out in five Finnish social and health care units in 2018–2019. Over 2,200 employees took part in the intervention. The research report is in Finnish, but the summary is also in English.
Keywords: sickness absences, controlling work ability risks, effectiveness, employer image
Corporate management has goals, but do they have dreams?
The unique Dreams study was carried out at the turn of the year 2020. At a time when society, organizations, and workers are in need for optimism and a sort of a compass to guide their way, we decided to brighten the corporate management’s dreams for better working life. Over 200 corporate managers took part in the research. In brief, the answers gotten showed strong belief in success also when times are hard. Download the research report from below and get inspired to take steps towards the dreams of your organization, or your own.
Keywords: dreams, purposefulness, business, competitive advantage, the new normal