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POP-UP Knowledge work productivity research at DIEM

The two year research consortium aims at solving the productivity and wellbeing crisis of the current work life.

POP-UP Knowledge work productivity research project begins

The goal of the project is to create new research information and practical solutions to solve the productivity and wellbeing crisis of the current work life. The unit of analysis is human doing knowledge work in a physical, virtual, social, and emotional dimensions of a work environment. Aalto researcher concentrate on developing LifeScope methodology that has a role in measuring changes in the daily working life. LifeScope methodology utilizes mobile sensors and smartphones to better capture the relevant data. Vigofere Oy provides their product Mood Metric (a ring & an app) to be used in the project. The project also utilizes a POP-UP method developed in Tampere University of Technology to study and develop company partners. The method allows fast iterations of experimenting of changes in the practices and habits of workers and measuring the productivity and wellbeing effects of those interventions.

The developed concept is utilizable in many environments bringing the impact of the results significant. The project combines expertise and experience of relevant fields to solve problems central to Finland’s economy in a way that is repeatable also after the project. 

Tekes funds this project in cooperation with the universities. The project is scheduled to run 1.1.2015-31.12.2016. The researcher consortium is multidisciplinary consisting of researchers from Performance Management team, Human-Centered Technology unit, and the Department of Architecture from Tampere University of Technology; and the Virtual and Mobile Work Research Unit from Aalto University.

More information:

Prof. Matti Vartiainen, vmWork Research Unit at BIT Research Platform of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Project manager at Aalto: M.Sc. Eero Palomäki, vmWork, DIEM

http://www.tut.fi/novi/projects/pop-up/

The companies participating in the project are: Arkkitehtitoimisto Helamaa & Heiskanen Oy, Suomen Yliopistokiinteistöt Oy, Tampereen kaupunkiseudun elinkeino- ja kehitysyhtiö Tredea Oy, Martela Oy, and Vigofere Oy.

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