In the starting phase of Information Exchange, the national and regional partners exchanged systematically information about their research activities by developing joint electronic communication tools and by developing distinctive indicators on general programme descriptions and research processes. The results are documented in several brochures (see "Publications"", e.g.: Alasoini, Tuomo; Hanhike, Tiina; Lahtonen, Maarit; Ramstad, Elise: "European Programmes on work and labour innovation - a benchmarking approach", Helsinki, July 2005).
During the second phase of Strategic Activities, several similarities and differences between national research programmes were identified. The methods applied by the WORKINNET team were interactive approaches as e.g. action research methods or benchmarking methods. Three thematic working groups developed core elements for an integrated innovation strategy (see "Publications", e.g.: Abrahamsson, Kenneth; Engwall, Mats (Eds.): "In Search for Innovative Work Organizations in Transition" (Dublin/Stockholm 2006) or Alasoini, Tuomo; Ramstad,Elise; Hanhike, Tiina; Rouhiainen, Nuppu: "Learning across boundaries. Workplace Development Strategies of Singapore, Flanders and Ireland in Comparison" (Bonn/Helsinki, 2008).
In the third phase of Joint Activities, there will be developed a joint action plan for areas of mutual interest on the basis of a joint database and infrastructure including transfer and training resources as well as foresight and impact studies on future challenges for European development goals (see "Publications", e.g.: Oelhke, Paul; Riegler, claudius; Wuppermann, Dietmar; Zettel, Claudio : "Why take the "high road" of innovation?" (Bonn 2007) or Håkansta, Carin; Abrahamsson, Kenneth (Ed.) “Workplaces of the future” (Stockholm/Bonn 2009).
In the final phase of Transnational Activities, the strategic and joint activities led to lasting structures to continue the work with bilateral and multilateral joint R&D programme activities on high-road innovation strategies based on sustainable work life approaches in Europe (see: WORKINNET group on the social media tool "Linked-In"). Additionally the WORKINNET consortium established a joint programmatic activity by jointly financing research projects ("Joint Call"). Further results, see WORK-IN-NET: "The Grand Societal Challenge: sustainable European work to withstand global economic change and crisis" (Berlin declaration, Berlin, 2010); or Van der Roest, Betty; Vaas, Fietje; Boost, Femke; Van Helden, Willemien: "The future beyond WORK-IN-NET" (Bonn/Rotterdam, 2010).