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Capabilities and practices of multilocational work

Multilocational working is changing working life permanently
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Capabilities and practices of multilocational work

Multilocational working is changing working life permanently. It gives flexibility to employees to decide the location and place to work. It can improve employee well-being and productivity, enable savings, and reduce environmental load. Multilocational working is, however, a social and technological change that requires capabilities and new practices in the organization.

The research project aims to enhance capabilities for multilocational working in Finnish workplaces by using evidence-based knowledge. The project develops a model for evaluating the organizational maturity of multilocational working. In addition, the research project identifies various recommended practices for aligning organizational goals with the needs and aspirations of the employees. The project uses a self-assessment of organizational capabilities, employee surveys, as well as individual and group interviews within participating organizations. The participating organizations receive organization-specific analyses of their capabilities for multilocational working to enhance productivity and employee well-being. In addition to producing research articles, a report and set of tools will be provided to support the Finnish work life.

The two-year research project (September 1, 2022–September 30, 2024) is carried out by Aalto University, Tampere University and Workspace Ltd. and funded by Finnish Work Environment Fund. The following organizations take part in the study: The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) Senate Properties, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, SRV (Construction), Geological Survey of Finland GTK, National Land Survey of Finland, Tampere University, Aalto University, City of Porvoo and Keuda (Vocational education).

Contact information:

Principal investigator: Markku Kuula [email protected]

Research coordinator: Juha Eskelinen [email protected]

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