One hundred DEEDS FOR FINNISH WORKING LIFE
Ilmarinen is celebrating Finland’s one hundredth birthday by collecting one hundred good deeds for a better working life. The project is designed to highlight positive working life practices and share them openly for everyone to use, in order to make Finnish working life the best in the world.
– Finnish working life has experienced a complete transformation in the space of a century. We at Ilmarinen feel that we need to highlight the quality of working life during the centennial and, at the same time, we wish to honour Finland’s workers. The goal of our project is, together with Finnish companies, to improve working life and, as a result, increase success, productivity and work capacity, says Ilmarinen’s President and CEO Timo Ritakallio.
Through the centennial campaign, Ilmarinen intends to challenge companies to do good deeds that increase the well-being and activeness of their personnel, improve work capacity and create positive energy. The deeds can be big or small, good practices or development ideas. Companies can also call on other companies to take part.
The deeds are being collected on the campaign website www.ilmarinen.fi/100tekoa. Any representative of a company or member of a work community can submit a good deed by providing a brief description of the deed and possibly adding a photo or video. A deed or good practice will be featured each month and the best deeds will be awarded at the end of the year.
The website will also function as an open portal for improving working life, available to all, that will contain tips on developing working life and well-being at work.
Ilmarinen’s deed for improving working life has been to recruit a work community activation coach. The objective of the trial is to encourage Ilmarinen’s personnel to take care of their well-being through exercise and the right foods. We have available, for example, personal training, break exercise sessions and lectures, and exercise meets for the teams.
– We want to help everyone find a personal way to take care of their well-being. Hiring the activation coach was a strategic deed on our part: our goal is to show that work and the work community can be a source of energy, says Timo Ritakallio.
In honour of the centennial, Ilmarinen will also make a donation to a Finnish working life research project. The recipient of the donation will be revealed in late spring.
For more information, please contact:
Päivi Sihvola, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Human Resources, tel. +358 40 757 4992