work package 2

Assessing the preparedness for the unforeseen of Norwegian organisations
In this work package we will carry out a survey among managers and employees in our chosen organisations.
This survey will build upon earlier work carried out by USN (UN-METH project) and work carried out by NIFU in recent projects for assessing learning at work. Activities within this work package will use established methods and tools (UN-METH and CSQ, VIA-IS, OBSCIF), which will be adapted and further developed, based on the findings of WP 1. The main research questions to be answered are:

  1. How can the competences for the unforeseen be mapped, observed and assessed?
  2. Which character strengths are the most important when it comes to coping with unforeseen events?
  3. Which individual factors affect the ability to handle unforeseen events?
  4. What is the level of preparedness for the unforeseen in Norwegian organisations?
  5. What effect has the education (intervention) had?

Task 1: Further develop and adapt existing methods (UN-METH, CSQ, OBSCIF), also based on WP 1.
Task 2: Collect data through the VIA-IS and UN-METH tool from a selection of relevant organisations that need a high level of preparedness.
Task 3: Data analysis (mixed methods), and relation / sample versus results in relation to the research goals
Task 4: Analyse feedback from WP4.