Materials

MATERIALS

Here below you can find research publications on Freia’s services – and there’s more to come.

 

In the materials you can find viewpoints which are helpful to company management

in developing their personnel productively.

 

We utilize the research methods in our business, and in our product development.

Blog

Time for leading people

The focus of corporate management is on strategy and growth. At the same time, constant uncertainty, which we call series of NewNows, requires our adaptation. The challenges of management and concerns about the personnel are discussed in many organizations. The need for leadership transformation is...

Leadership in uncertain times – From strategy to shared success

Going through a global health crisis that sparked huge economic shocks gave certainly new meaning to the notion of “uncertain times”. With all businesses being blindsided by the pandemic, most were forced to make painful decisions quickly. Others benefited, and now are faced with lingering...

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NINE QUESTIONS ABOUT EFFECTIVENESS

Procedures that develop personnel are not all effective. With the help of nine questions, it is possible to increase the productivity of various projects already at the planning stage. According to our vision, 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.

Research

Corporate leaders have goals, but what do they dream about?

The unique Dreams survey was carried out first time at the turn of the year 2020 and the second time at 2022. 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 survey. In brief, the answers gotten showed strong belief in success also when times are hard. Download the summary report 2022 from below and get inspired to take steps towards the dreams of your organization, and your own.

 

Keywords: dreams, purposefulness, business, competitive edge, the new normal

This article extensively analyzes the effectiveness of changes in health risks in a Finnish workplace health promotion program called Eight-Year Health Risks Trend Analysis of a Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion Program. The research article was published in 2020 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a peer-reviewed medical journal. The article is free for download as an English PDF version.

 

Keywords: personnel, work ability, health risks, intervention, effectiveness, aging, risk 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 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

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