Life Course Management – concept as a good practice

Article related to the NIVA course From Age Management to Life Course Management, 27th – 29th of August 2019 at Kurhotel Skodsborg, Skodsborg, Denmark

Salla Toppinen-Tanner, PhD, Head of program, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
Jukka Vuori, Professor, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)

The aim of the Life Course Management-approach is to produce more healthy and sustainable work careers throughout working careers by fostering individuals’ career management in career transitions and linking these activities with the aim of improving workplace management. This is expected also to increase motivation, participation and productivity in working life. Life course management utilizes knowledge of life phases, age groups and career situations, but complements this with bottom-up approaches highlighting the proactive possibilities of individual employees in managing and controlling their own career as a central resource for well-being and productivity.

For more than 20 years, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) has developed interventions targeted at different career phases and transitions, such as from unemployment to employment, from school to work, and support for career management and career motivation among middle-aged and senior employees. Results of the effects of these interventions show that these interventions were successful in supporting good-quality careers and well-being of individuals in education and at workplaces. Over the years, a comprehensive collection of interventions covering career phases throughout working careers has been developed, tested and disseminated at FIOH.

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