We chat to Markus Näsman from KivaQ, who will be speaking at our Wellbeing @ Work Event in Singapore in September 2020.






Q1. We’re thrilled that you’ll be speaking at our Wellbeing @ Work event on 29 April 2020 in Singapore. Our first and most important question is, how are you doing? 

Very well thank you.

There is a lot going on with KivaQ now and we are in a very interesting phase.

I have just returned from Finland back to Bali where I live, and we had some intense days in Finland. I am now full of new inspiration and ideas of where KivaQ will be in a few years.



Q2. As CEO at KivaQ Ltd from Finland, specialising in developing wellbeing at work, productivity and profitability, what is the reason that according to the 2019 World Happiness Report, Finland is ranked number one in the world and the other Nordic countries are also among the top four?

I believe I could say it with one word: Trust.

We at KivaQ are focusing on teams, trust between the employees in the team, between the employees and the manager in a team and the business owners. If there is trust throughout an organisation, and the employees become a part of the daily problem solving, the daily work process runs smoothly.

Trust promotes workplace wellbeing on several levels. For example it decreases the need for supervision, which will increase the feeling of trust and job satisfaction for everyone.

With trust, the wellbeing, productivity and profitability will increase in the workplace, and the wellbeing outside the workplace also improves.



Q3. What trends or strategies have you seen developing over the past 12 months when it comes to wellbeing at work? 

We have presented the KivaQ method in over 20 countries and the feedback has been very positive. More and more the best performing organisations globally are starting to work as we do in the Nordic countries which I believe is a great thing.

For example, The Singaporean’s are now actively talking about mental health and how the government and the society must learn to value mental health.

We know that mental health should be given a high level of attention within organisations, and this is where KivaQ comes in and assists organisations to reach this goal.



Q4. What are you most looking forward to about our event on 29 April?

I am proud to present a method that really works and helps many people in different organisations improve their wellbeing at work. Organisations that participate in the KivaQ method can expect to see an increase in productivity, effectiveness and profitability.



Q5. What’s your vision for the workplace of the future, in terms of employee engagement, culture and wellbeing?

We at KivaQ believe that the most important thing is a sustainable working life for everyone.

The most important asset for every company and organisation are their employees. Many research studies have shown that investing in your employees will be paid back in abundance.

To think preventively and promote health is very important and the employees must be part of the company’s or organisation’s developing processes.

Leadership and managerial roles are changing rapidly. We strongly believe that leadership must be developed together in a team.

I believe that the Nordic way of working and the methods used in northern Europe will spread to other countries and parts of the world.

I believe in the Nordic values of leadership and that we grow and develop together as a team.



Q6. Why should delegates join KivaQ’s roundtable?

Participants will be able to familiarise themselves and learn more about the Nordic way of working and the KivaQ method that has been used in Finland for many years.

This is a verified method that they could start to use in their organisations to improve their wellbeing at work and employee job satisfaction.



Q7. Anything else you’d like to say? 

This event in Singapore is very important as it gives you the opportunity to learn from the best.

If you’d like to see Markus in action and learn about a Finnish approach to wellbeing then join us at our Singapore event – tickets are available here

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