For a Healthy Digital Work Environment

18th – 20th of October 2017
Hotel Scandic Continental, Stockholm, Sweden

For:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Managers and Representatives
  • Human Resources
  • Researchers
  • PhD students

About this course

The digital work environment presents challenges in terms of information and communication overflow, flexible/boundless work, poor usability of IT systems, technology hassles and competence problems. These are stressors that contribute to mental and physical strain, as well as to productivity loss.

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Tuesday.

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 950 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 450

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches.

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 700 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200

Accommodation

26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to reception@hanaholmen.fi using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

  • To increase knowledge about occupational health issues in relation to the digital work environment
  • To bring together knowledge from different disciplines to propose work organization solutions that ensure recovery, health, performance and productivity, for a sustainable digital work environment.

General course fee information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.


Subject background

Modern working life is increasingly dependent on information and communication technology. The majority of today’s work force uses personal computers at work, and more and more tasks are digitalized.

The digital work environment presents challenges in terms of information and communication overflow, flexible/boundless work, poor usability of IT systems, technology hassles and competence problems. These are stressors that contribute to mental and physical strain, as well as to productivity loss. And these factors are well known as they have been researched for decades in the Nordic countries and internationally.

Yet, the problems persist – and even may be increasing – with continuous reports from for example employee organizations pointing to digital work factors as essential occupational health problems. Thus, there seems to be either a lack of effective solutions or a lack of implementation of effective solutions. It is plausible that the speed of developments including ever-changing applications of technology, and lacking impact assessment, contribute to this.

However, it is time to sum up, and merge, the existing knowledge from different disciplines, including organizational psychology, occupational health, information and technology sciences and ergonomics, in order to form a healthy and sustainable digital work environment.

Course leader

Sara Thomée

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, SE

Course lecturers

Åke Walldius

Åsa Cajander

  • Professor, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Christin Mellner

Ewa Gustafsson

Gerolf Nauwerk

Helena Tobiasson

Jan Gulliksen

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