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”The fox knows many tricks, and the hedgehog only one, but that is the best one of all.”

We at EthosWork think that ethics is at the heart of work and service. Ethics is the foundation of everything else.


Let ethics service design help you

We are an innovative ethics service design company from Finland. We founded this company because we wanted to prove to the world that our vision works: that organizational service design needs to be essentially based on the ethical views and experiences of customers, employees and other stakeholders.

In short, we feel that ethics is an overlooked asset for improving the everyday life of organizations. Our mission is to change this situation for the benefit of all involved parties. We want organizations to be like hedgehogs that stand firmly on their feet.

We have an extensive background in working with the ethics of various organizations, from research to teaching and to supporting organizational change. We are accustomed to working even in very challenging environments such as health care.

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Heikki Saxén, Ph.D., has several years of experience from doing research, teaching and developing practical ethics in various organizations. He has worked at a number of departments of administrative science in Finnish universities, and also previously as a journalist for a long time. His studies from Harvard University, and continuing collaboration with the university, give him an international perspective. Heikki was also one of the founders of the Finnish Institute of Bioethics, a NGO, and still serves as its chairman of the board. In 2016, he was awarded a UNESCO prize for advancing bioethics in Finland. In 2019, the Pirkanmaa Hospital District awarded him, together with Salla Saxén, a yearly award for advancing ethics in health care.

Salla Saxén, M.Soc.Sc., is a social psychologist, researcher, and can-do personal and social problem solver. She is inspired by social conflicts and ethically challenging situations. Moreover, conquering emotionally charged problems together with clients and in a solution-focused way is close to her heart. Besides working at EthosWork, Salla is currently finishing her social sciences doctorate on healthcare ethics, part of the Finnish Institute of Bioethics, running a brief therapy practice in Tampere, and studying to be a work coach. In 2019, the Pirkanmaa Hospital District awarded her, together with Heikki, a yearly award for advancing ethics in health care.

What kind of change would you like to see happening in your organization? Think of all the new possibilities you could reach. Or how about if things just worked without all the unnecessary hassle. Let us help you get there.

We work well with all kinds of organizations of different branches and sizes. We work in English and Finnish. We operate throughout Finland and also utilize electronic communication channels in an agile way.

The best way to contact us is by mailing us at heikki.saxen@ethoswork.fi

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