Finnish-Japanese seminar on sustainable work, health and well-being

Event start date
Event start time
9:00
Event end date
Event end time
18:00
Place

Atalpa Building, room 208 (IASR meeting room on the second floor), address: Ratapihankatu 55, 33100.

Organiser(s)

University of Tampere, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Japanese scholars, researchers from the University of Tampere and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health will meet in Tampere to discuss how to preserve and to improve workers' health, well-being, and productivity. Workers’ health and well-being forms the basis for achieving a high performing and innovative workforce and staying competitive in the global market. The seminar is funded by the Academy of Finland.

The seminar on sustainable work, health and well-being consists of several lectures and discussions, and is open to the public. Further information will follow.

Please register for the seminar with this form by 1 September 2017.

Preliminary programme

09.00-09.30
Meet up & welcome coffee at University of Tampere (IASR meeting room, Atalpa, 2nd floor)


Introduction

09.30-09.45
Words of welcome by the Rector of the University of Tampere (Laakso)
09.45-10.30
Challenges of Finnish working life: Improving job quality (Nätti)
10.30-11.15
Challenges of Japanese working life: Improving psychosocial factors (Shimazu)

 

11.15-11.30
Mindfulness meditation using Headspace (De Bloom)

 

Working around the clock: Long working hours employee health, well-being and performance

11.30-12.00
Japanese perspective: Long working hours and “Karoshi” (Takahashi)
12.00-12.30
Finnish perspective: Working hours, age and sleep (Härmä)
12.30-12.45
Discussion: What can we learn from each other and for practice?

 

12.45-14.00
Lunch break

 

Work hard, play hard: Stress and stress management at work (part 1)

14.00-14.30
Finnish perspective: Work intensification and intensified job demands (Mauno)
14.30-15.00
Japanese perspective: Work, family and well-being (Baba)
15.00-15.15
Discussion: What can we learn from each other and for practice?

 

15.15-15.45
Guided park walk by environmental psychologists (Korpela & Pasanen)

 

Work hard, play hard: Stress and stress management at work (part 2)

15.45-16.15
Finnish perspective: Recovery from job stress at work (De Bloom)
16.15-16.45
Japanese perspective: Does mental health matter for firm performance? Evidence from longitudinal Japanese firm data (Yamamoto)
16.45-17.00
Discussion: What can we learn from each other and for practice?

 

Conclusions & final discussion
17.00-17.45
Round table discussion & conclusions

 

18.00-19.00:
Guided tour of the Moomin museum
19.30-22.30
Joint dinner

 

Additional information

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jessica de Bloom
Jessica.De.Bloom@uta.fi
tel.+358 50 31 86 070