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Handbook of Worklife Ability
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Promotion of Worklife Ability

Right from the outset, the operation of the network has been based on the real development needs of businesses and work organisations. The development needs were charted by interviewing more than one hundred managers and responsible persons in work organizations. The interviewees represent a comprehensive range of public and private-sector work organizations in various industries. All interviewed persons were unanimous that worklife ability is the most important and topical area in business development. Worklife ability plays a key role in ensuring the success of companies and work organizations in the international economy.

Networked Coordination Organisation
Our purposeful cooperation has resulted in a permanent, both nationally and internationally operating network organisation that through its centralized cooperation deploys proven practices and solutions, develops new innovative training products and cooperation models, and launches new topical development projects with the staff of the partner organizations. The network is active in taking initiative.

The image of the network organisation: a partner in the promotion of worklife ability

Worklife ability: What it is?
"Worklife ability refers to the ability and willingness of persons to learn, apply and combine new knowledge and skills related to the product, work, fitness for work, work organisation, work environment, and the business operations of the company (and their interconnections) in creative ways that are useful for the individual, enterprise and society" (Olavi Manninen 2004). Worklife ability covers three areas: work, life and ability, out of which ability is the basis of all development.

Central objectives
The general objective of the network organisation is to find and test development models which link the functionality of working communities and organisations closely to the development of the work itself, which encourages the personnel to take initiative and assume responsibility for development, and which enable full utilisation of the abilities of the organisation, learning and the creation of a new positive, encouraging and confidential working culture in work organisations.

Thus it is our intention to turn the development of work organisations into a whole that covers work, organisation of work, quality of work life, and well-being and abilities of employees, and contains an integral component of forecasting the operational and economic needs of abilities in organisations and promoting the development of abilities.

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Interactions with environments as tools for well-being
ICCEF 2016 Conference 18 – 20 September 2016 in Tampere, Finland

Environments, early damages and diseases
ICCEF 2013 Conference, Wuhan, China
Opening Ceremony
Welcome Address
Group Photo (Participants)

Work among the elderly
ICCEF 2011 Conference
Conference results
Book: Work Among the Elderly
Book: Book of Abstracts

Expert in worklife ability – training program
Autumn 2013 and spring 2014

Working culture, life management and wilingness to continue working 2007

Worklife ability expert meeting
ICCEF 2007 Conference Tampere, Finland
Publications on Work life ability

Worklife ability expert meeting
ICCEF 2009 Conference Hakusan, Japan
Publications on Work life ability