CASE – WORK ABILITY MANAGEMENT
The future of Finland and its national economy depend on export. For companies specialized in logistics, stevedoring, port and forwarding services, it is essentially important to take care of their customer base’s cargo transport from Finnish ports to all over the world. It all comes down to employees who know their business. Their ability to work is looked after by being preventive at the right time.
Because of the special features of ports and the great variation in cargo traffic, the organizational structure of the case company is very different from that of many other companies. Therefore, the work ability management models used by other companies cannot be exploited as such in the logistics field. The management models need to modulate into the business in question, not the other way around.
In the implemented solutions, we invested in personal conversations about work ability, in improving collaboration with occupational health care, and in renewing the plan of strategic work ability management as well as its goals and indicators.
”We previously tried to do everything ourselves, but there was just not enough time. Now, in only a short period of time, we have succeeded in making work ability management more preventive, and improved our collaboration with occupational health care. We have also received help in finding solutions to challenging situations.”