Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Biese-Stjernberg, Ingrid
Organisation HY
Project title New meanings of work: Men opting out of mainstream career models to adopt alternative approaches to work
Decision No. 325615
Decision date 29.04.2016
Funding period 01.11.2018 - 31.08.2019
Funding 63 618
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Project description
The main research objective of this project is to explore contemporary meanings of work and the alternative solutions individuals create to better accommodate their needs and lifestyle choices. Research has shown that mainstream career models no longer correspond to how contemporary individuals want to work and live. By studying the drivers behind why individuals opt out and what it is they choose to do instead, this research project will provide new and important perspectives in the debate on opting out, as well as provide insights into alternative and new solutions for work. This is strategic knowledge that will help organizations create sustainable working environments and career models that better suit contemporary individuals’ wants and needs.