Work environment management: conditions and consequences

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Due to the Corona pandemic, an increase in sick leave and the changes that are taking place within the Swedish Work Environment Authority's regulations, questions regarding the work environment and its effectiveness of managing this area have become extremely relevant. The work environment is important for all people that participate. Still, there is a lack of knowledge regarding management of work environment and health, and what impact this has for how the work environment develops.

Purpose of the project

In this project we will increase the knowledge about conditions and consequences of work environment and the work environment management for the organization and its employees. The intention is to increase the understanding of how regulations are applied and its consequences, and by doing so contribute to a holistic perspective of psychosocial work environment, from regulations to consequences to employees’ health and well-being. 

How is the project conducted?

In this project we will follow managers and employees at different workplaces and collect information through two sets of interviews and surveys. After each set of data collection, participants are invited to a workshop for a mutual discussion about patterns and trends in the material. No single person will be identified in the analysis and reporting of the result.

About the project

In this project, we followed managers and employees at different workplaces and collected information through two sets of interviews and surveys. During the year, participating organisations in the project have received feedback on the longitudinal results of the survey and a workshop is planned for the winter.

What information will be collected?

Focus in this study is information regarding the work environment management, what the conditions are for managing the work environment, as well as how work environment and health are perceived by employees. 

Participating organisations

The project has involved a wide range of organisations from different activities and sectors, such as government agencies, municipalities, trade unions, the manufacturing industry, staffing, hotels and restaurants.

Do you have questions about the project? Please contact Daniel Lundqvist, Project Manager.

The project is financed by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare.


Reports in work environment management

For those who want to read more about work environment, you can take part in two reports that we recently wrote on behalf of the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise. One is about the importance of leadership and the other is about change and change competence in organizations.
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Cathrine Reineholm, Christian Ståhl, Daniel Lundqvist (2023)

International Journal of Workplace Health Management , Vol.16 , s.4-19 Continue to DOI

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