Hybrid work in family-friendly Lapland

Project Details

Description

The main purpose of the project is to strengthen the competitiveness and productivity of businesses and public-sector organisations in Lapland. Another aim is to increase the attractiveness of these actors through organisation models focusing on wellbeing and coping at work. The improvement of leadership skills is in the core of the project. As for communication, the project aims to increase the attractiveness of the businesses and organisations by emphasising flexible working models and the possibilities offered by nature. Finally, the project seeks to develop the attractiveness of the actors by developing family-friendly jobs.

Key findings

The project starts by mapping the current situation and by specifying the aims of the development work. Concurrently, the remote work practices and current state of the participating municipalities and businesses will be outlined. During these activities, the project investigates the factors that promote hybrid work and wellbeing at work from the viewpoint of employees (e.g. premises, equipment, connections, and leadership). When specifying the current state of the actors, a survey on the degree of wellbeing at work will be conducted. At the end of the project, there will be a corresponding survey that enables us to examine the changes that occurred in the target group’s wellbeing at work during the project.

The project focuses on workshop-based development measures. The development work involves the following steps:

1) Clarifying and specifying the aims of the development work from the viewpoint of hybrid work and wellbeing at work – the target state of hybrid work
2) The obstacles of hybrid work and solutions to them – necessary changes and measures (e.g. resources, schedules, and responsible parties)
3) Implementation of the development measures
4) Measures required to implant the results and to ensure continuity

The project will produce a guidebook on hybrid and remote work that can be used in organisations where hybrid work is done.

It also plans and implements a training module for businesses titled Hybrid work: flexibility and wellbeing at work.

During the project, a municipality-specific communication plan is made with an aim to disseminate knowledge of family-friendly jobs and the possibilities of hybrid and remote work and thereby to contribute to the attractiveness of the businesses and municipalities involved.

Feedback and information to be used in project assessment are collected during the various stages of the project, and the assessment results are reported in the steering group meetings. The received feedback is utilised during the project.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01.03.202130.06.2023

Funding

  • European Social Fund ESF: €80,692.00
  • European Social Fund ESF: €173,844.00
  • Useita kuntia: €12,000.00