At Vaisala, well-being at work is regarded as a whole, including the work community, leadership, the company, and the individuals themselves. Thus well-being consists of good leadership, motivating work community, balanced workload, meaningful work, as well as a safe working environment. As preventive measures, Vaisala supports well-being and energy at work by supporting sports and recovery, providing occupational healthcare, and preventing problems early on.
With these preventive measures, we aim to support our professionals in managing their work, ensuring recovery, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In Finland, we provide our personnel with sports and recreational clubs, sport and cultural benefits, well-being weeks, trainings on time management and recovery, as well as the opportunity to participate in a well-being analysis on stress and quality of sleep. In 2020, we introduced virtual break exercises to support ergonomics and well-being: their importance was especially heightened in remote work during the year. In the United States, the Vaisala FIT program supports the well-being of employees.
Employee well-being is measured in Vaisala employee surveys. The results show that Vaisala employees find their work meaningful and they feel that they are appreciated and treated equally. There is some room for development in ensuring that workloads are manageable. In November 2020, Vaisala Well-Being Index score was 4.01 on a scale of 1-5 and increased a little compared to the previous year.
During 2020, we also conducted two personnel surveys on how our personnel experienced the changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the results, our personnel has adjusted well. We have supported managers by organizing trainings on virtual leadership as well as communicated regularly about the changed practices, for example concerning remote work.