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Sustainable Work Environment

Articles on a sustainable work environment.

Chaos within safe borders

Chaos within safe borders

(Nov 03, 2005) You feel it as soon as you step inside Norwegian Snøhetta’s offices; something exciting is happening here. In what used to be a big harbour authority storage hall, overlooking the ravishing Oslo fjord through a huge glass window, 50 people are sat drawing the future.

Sustainable work for a sustainable development

Sustainable work for a sustainable development

(Mar 01, 2005) The Nordic countries don’t particularly stand out when you focus on what factors create a sustainable work place. It’s all about being seen and being heard. It’s about working at a speed you can live with, and with resources and tools good enough for the task at hand. And not least – the work must be meaningful. But in a time of perpetual change, is it really possible to create sustainable work places?

In search of a sustainable work place

In search of a sustainable work place

(Mar 01, 2005)  

 Order at work is the order of the day

Order at work is the order of the day

(Mar 01, 2005) That’s what Eva Natka, 28, values most in her work in Estonia. ”I’ve always got a big pile of papers on my desk. When it shrinks, I’m happy.”

The best mix: old and young together

The best mix: old and young together

(Mar 01, 2004) “We should look after our senior staff, but it is not our intention to turn Linjegods into a workplace exclusively for older workers. We must also attract the young, so that we get what we call a success mix of age groups, says Asbjørn Aanesen, who is organisational director at Linjegods. He is responsible for making as many staff as possible stay on in the distribution company – until they reach retirement age.

Senior citizens must rely mainly on their own efforts

Senior citizens must rely mainly on their own efforts

(Oct 01, 2002) The efforts made to find employment for older people in Denmark are based on local networks run by the unemployed themselves, since they are the ones who need to achieve results. In addition, efforts are made to keep older workers employed.

Preparation for a long working life should start early

Preparation for a long working life should start early

(Oct 01, 2002) Preparation for a long working life should start early Finnish authorities, trade unions and employers’ organizations are trying to bring about a change in attitudes that will once again make older people feel welcome in the workplace. They all agree that preparation for a long working life should start early.

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Sustainable Work Environment in Scandinavian

Danish: bæredygtig arbejdsliv

Norwegian: bærekraftig arbeidsliv

Swedish: hållbar arbetsmiljö

 

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