Case Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Open knowledge platform on Finnish work-life phenomena

Case Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Open knowledge platform on Finnish work-life phenomena

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) is a specialist in well-being at work, which carries out research, and provides both services and training. Information regarding Finnish work-life has been scattered in different data sources. This has made it difficult to get a big picture of work-life related phenomena. Gofore was chosen to innovate and implement a platform where meaningful Finnish work-life related data, indicators and interpretations would be in one place, freely available for everyone.

From real needs and idea concepts to production

Gofore participated in all development phases: gathering insights concerning the ecosystem and its key stakeholders, facilitating concept development, building technical implementation for the platform and testing it with real users. Engaging the potential platform participants for collaboration and co-creation from the very beginning supported common understanding and vision creation. The process started with coaching on design thinking and concept validation for the client team.

Strengthened innovation capability

The client team was actively involved in all activities during the innovation process. Learning new ways of working, innovation culture mindsets, methods and tools required letting go of the expert-centric mindset. Co-creation and building empathy were the key elements in cultivating the innovation culture that extends beyond organisational boundaries. This built the foundation for constant network-centric and data driven development. It also helped in breaking down organisational silos and at the same time strengthened the organisational innovation capability.

Impact on society

Work-life knowledge service makes key work-life data freely available for private and public sector organisations, professionals, researchers and media. Easy access to reliable data supports strategic decision-making and research, increases the impact of data on surrounding society and helps in creating a common view on Finnish work-life.

Try it out: https://www.worklifedata.fi/

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Highlights

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Understanding real needs and capacities as the basis for the platform

Engaging internal and external networks for co-creation from the very beginning supported common understanding and vision creation
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Emphasis on value creation

Value creation with all relevant stakeholders ensured win-win solutions to be discovered
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Support for innovation culture

The new way of working strengthened client’s innovation capability

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