Transformation of Work in the Digital Era

22nd – 24th of March 2022
Online course

About this course

NB! This course has been transformed into an online course due to the pandemic.

This course will provide an overview of digitalization of work as a profound sociotechnical transformation and the possibilities and threats digitalization brings to the workplace. The course will also provide tools for acting proactively and collaboratively in the organizations, and networks to develop human centered and sustainable digitalized work that enhances productivity, safety, and well-being at work. Examples from different branches and work organizations in private and public sectors are offered, including knowledge work, health care, industry, and platform work.

Price information

The price of the course is EUR 50
It is possible to pay by invoice or credit card.

Course objectives

To contribute to the enhancement of organizational development and job design by providing knowledge and tools for:

  • digital and sociotechnical transformation of work
  • ethical issues of digitalization in work places
  • productivity and well-being in digitalized work
  • managing organizations in digital transformation
  • co-developing sustainable organizational practices
  • co-creating a human centered working culture
  • enhancing competencies in digital work
  • improving cognitive ergonomics at work

Main topics

  • Introduction to subject
  • Digitalization as a complex socio-technical transformation: new forms of human/technology interaction
  • Ethical issues of digitalization
  • Digitalized work in different contexts: examples/cases from the public sector, industry, and platforms
  • Cognitive ergonomics and digitalization of work
  • Tools for collective analysis, interpretation and development of digitalized work

Target groups

  • Persons involved in the developing of organization and work, such as managers, supervisors, HR and well-being professionals
  • Occupational health and safety personnel
  • Persons developing digitized solutions and devices for organizations
  • Researchers and experts interested in areas of digitalization and transformation of work

Subject background

The development of digital technology will transform work in many ways. It will have profound effects on business, work and everyday life by creating new opportunities for innovations, smart ways of working and general augmentation of people’s physical, mental and collaborative capacities. Making use of new digitalized opportunities requires profound understanding of complex sociotechnical system dynamics. The social, cultural and ethical aspects must also be considered alongside technical solutions to create sustainable work and enhance quality of working life.

General course fee and cancellation 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 travel tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent at the latest after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by February, 28th 2022: full refund
Cancellations received by February, 28th 2022 or later: no refund

The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course leader

Tuomo Alasoini
Research Professor
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager and Communications Advisor
Linda Oksanen

Course leader

Tuomo Alasoini

Tuomo Alasoini

  • Research Professor, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland

Arja Ala-Laurinaho

Arja Ala-Laurinaho

  • Senior Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
Sigurd Oppegaard

Sigurd Oppegaard

  • Researcher, Fafo, NO
Bertil Rolandsson

Bertil Rolandsson

  • Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg, SE
Johan Røed Steen

Johan Røed Steen

  • Researcher, Fafo, NO
Eveliina Saari

Eveliina Saari

  • Chief Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI
Laura Seppänen

Laura Seppänen

  • Chief Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI
Teppo Valtonen

Teppo Valtonen

  • Product Manager, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI

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