The call for applications is open from 2 January to 15 February 2017.
Do you enjoy working at your workplace? Do you work in a good spirit? Do you solve problems in a constructive manner? Do you develop work as part of a team? What is your secret for succeeding together with colleagues? Does your workplace have the willpower to improve well-being at work?
The prize will be awarded for the last time in 2017 and the theme is willpower.
Prizes will be awarded to 5 to 10 workplaces in Finland. The general public may also vote for the most inspiring workplace. Each prize is worth a maximum of 30 000 euros.
The way we work is changing fast. The prerequisites for long working careers must be secured in all age groups. The prize encourages organisations to review and develop their activities through the experiences and inspiring stories of others.
The prize will be awarded to exemplary workplaces who have promoted lifelong learning, the development of expertise, well-being at work and thus long working careers as part of profitable business operations – whatever the average age of the staff may be. It may be a procedure, a best practice or a social innovation that the workplace has succeeded in implementing.
We are looking for examples of how to adapt to a changing world. The previous recipients of the prize have supported prolonging the working careers of older workers. Persistent efforts to improve well-being at work increase productivity, improve product and service quality and decrease the number of days of sick leave in workplaces.
Well-being at work and economic success go hand in hand. Extending working careers remains an important goal. Achieving this goal requires a comprehensive examination of working life. Attention to well-being is important throughout a working career – not only in the final few years. In the long term, staff commitment and motivation are prerequisites for profitable and productive activities.
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Ismo Suksi, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, +358 295 163 464, email@example.com
Mikko Rissanen, Senior Officer, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, +358 295 163 287, firstname.lastname@example.org
Suvi Kiesiläinen, Specialist, Sitra, +358 294 618 273, email@example.com