1 Babes Bolyai University (ROMANIA)
2 Managers and Craftsmen Association (ROMANIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 4542-4547
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
In the last ten years, the Finnish Workplace Development Programme (TYKES) is a great success with remarkable results concerning the sustainable productivity growth in entities from provate or public sector. In the Finland conception, the quality of work and employees’ opportunities for influence and learning at work are valued as major goals. In the same time, productivity growth depends heavily on innovations as well. However, as the heart of the Finnish approach says, innovation-driven productivity growth is not in itself an optimal adaptation mechanism in a new situation; instead, the innovation-driven productivity growth should be sustainable in the sense that it provides simultaneous support for the other key factor in economic growth – workforce numbers – by encouraging people to stay on at work for longer. This balanced development is called by the Finnish decision makers a sustainable productivity growth and TYKES programme was supposed to stir such kind of development.

This paper present the romanian experience like partner in an international project called ADAPTYKES - ADAPtation of trainings based up on the Finnish Workplace Development Programme. The Leonardo da Vinci Innovation Transfer project is expected to analyse the adaptability of the Finnish model in the target countries, the necessity to re-design content, methods and trainings included. On the basis of these investigations the project develop the adapted versions of a defined number of the long term as well as of the short term trainings of the Finnish practice. Special emphasize is put on the extremely rich cluster of pedagogical methods used by the innovation deliverer.
Innovation, internationa project, workplace development.