WORK2030 -  Development programme for work and wellbeing at work

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WORK2030 is a development programme for work and wellbeing at work, which aims to reform operating practices, make effective use of technology in workplaces and create working life innovations.

The objective is to make Finland the leading developer of working life innovations and the world leader in wellbeing at work by 2030.

Good work and leadership improve both productivity and wellbeing at work simultaneously. These have an effect on the competitiveness of businesses and the effectiveness of public organisations.  

WORK2030 is part of the Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has the overall responsibility for the programme, and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health sees to the operational implementation and practical arrangements of the programme. 

The WORK2030 programme is carried out in collaboration with the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland (Akava), Business Finland, the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), the Commission for Church Employers, Local Government Employers (KT), the Finnish National Agency for Education, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK), the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Centre for Occupational Safety and the Office for the Government as Employer.

Trust in work and the future 

The coronavirus crisis made the programme objectives more important and topical than ever. Tackling the coronavirus crisis has guided the work on the programme in the first half of 2020.  

The new work practices and success stories from the emergency situation are brought together and shared on the website where work communities can send their own tips and stories.

The programme includes both sector and region-specific projects. The sector-specific projects are carried out through collaboration between the labour market organisations to improve working life, and the region-specific projects are development projects coordinated together by one or more Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment  (ELY Centres). The aim of the projects is to strengthen trust and the development of working life.  

A management network is about to be launched under the programme, with the aim of sharing successful businesses or public organisations’ experiences of good people-oriented management and collaborative activities with the personnel. 

To boost working life innovations at work, measures will be taken to organise calls for applications for funding from the programme, with focus on changes caused by technology, digitalisation and the transformation of work. Measures will also be taken to provide sparring assistance and quick solution teams for addressing topical phenomena in working life. 

Read more about the WORK2030 programme on the website of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health: