Follow the evidence

Science – made simple and practical

We put client impact first. To provide the best service for our clients, we are committed to an evidence-based approach. For over 20 years, we have designed programmes based on the most relevant, high-quality scientific evidence, as well as participation in original research.

World-class network

Collaboration with leading experts

We continuously search for new and useful ways for you – and your organisation – to boost wellbeing and achieve sustainable high performance. Hintsa has a long history of working with top universities, researchers, and institutions. We continue to pursue this collaborative model by sharing knowledge with leading experts and discovering the latest developments in sustainable high performance.

Research activities

Testing new methods and ideas

Through our own research and participation in novel studies, we stay up to date with emerging ideas within the scientific community. We also contribute to a broader understanding of the relationships between health, wellbeing, and performance. We currently focus on three research areas: sustainable high performance in knowledge work, the future of work, and human performance in motorsport.

Our three research areas

The future of work

To better understand organisational dynamics, we are conducting a multi-level study with Aalto University on what drives a high functioning team where wellbeing, engagement, and high performance are the norm. For more than three years, this study has collected longitudinal data from over 3,000 individuals – top executives to middle managers and employees. The aim is to link organisational outcomes like a thriving workforce or reduced burnout risk with business drivers such as leadership style, employee experience and behaviour, organisational culture, and individual attributes.

Sustainable high performance in knowledge work

We are participating in studies that investigate patterns of work and rest in knowledge work. Applying a combination of self-report, behavioural, and physiological measures, this research is designed to provide a better understanding of what factors support sustainable high performance in the workplace.

Human performance on track

In a ground-breaking project, we are studying the performance of the world’s best motorsport drivers, creating a unique dataset of physiological, psychological, and neurological benchmarks. With the first published studies comparing variables of elite-level drivers across various championships, we aim to lead the way in understanding the sport’s unique demands so we can better support athletes.

Learn more

white paper

How to turn everyday stress into ‘optimal stress’

We contributed to the latest McKinsey Quarterly white paper on why stress can be an ally and how to use it to your advantage.

white paper

The future of work and wellbeing

We partnered with Aalto University to give you a unique perspective on tomorrow’s work & wellbeing.

Thought leadership

Read our articles for the WEF over the years

We have been a regular participant at the World Economic Forum and been recognised as a thought leader in our field by the WEF.

Research article

Comparing the physical fitness variables of elite-level race car drivers

We studied the performance of the world’s best motorsport drivers, creating a unique dataset of physiological, psychological, and neurological benchmarks.