Transformation of work

Work is a source of well-being for Finnish people. We’re developing a variety of tools to bring work and employees together in the changing labour market.

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What is it about?

The goal of the Transformation of work focus area is to renew working-life operating models to improve their capacity to respond to the challenges presented by changes in work and the labour market. Digitisation, international competition and economic restructuring are revolutionising working life. Some traditional jobs are disappearing but new work is also emerging. However, it is more difficult to match work with employees. Our goal is to improve the working-life skills of Finnish people and to help them adopt other, more flexible ways of working beyond the traditional, full-time salaried positions. These include entrepreneurship, self-employment and working part-time.

What do we do?

We investigate, develop and test methods to improve the matching of work with employees and the development of new working-life skills. Our projects focus on employment services, working-life skills for young people, renewal and identification of competence, and building a market for future-oriented work.

For example, employment services and working-life training need new tools to maximise the benefits at all the major stages throughout a working life – regardless of whether this means finding the first job after graduation, making a career change, becoming self-employed or working part-time during retirement.

We are also inviting public discussion on the need to renew working life, the labour market and the rules associated with them.

Who participates?

We co-operate with different parties involved in working-life development: educational institutes, research institutes, organisations and associations, companies and the public sector.

Where are we now?

The Transformation of work team began its work in spring 2015 and the projects are scheduled for completion at the end of August 2017.

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