Hur man blåser liv i en slumrande organisation : En studie om organisationsutveckling och hälsopromotivt arbete

by Svartengren, Anders; Karlsson, Marie

Abstract (Summary)
This is an essay about health promotion and organisation development. The problem concerning all health issues that can be tied to work related illnesses has long been a problem in Sweden. For example did this problem alone cost the Swedish government 25 million crones a day between the years 2000-2001. This is a major issue and there is lots of money to save in this area. This is why we wanted to research how to promote health by changing the structure of the selected company. One model that has been given more approval is the flat team based organisations where the workers themselves get to take vital decisions concerning for example their own workstation and work hours. There are no bosses telling them what to do. The teams that the workers are placed in have all the control over their station and the thought is that the teams are going to work as a business in the company itself. With this in mind we would like to shed some light on which conditions team based organisations have for pursuing health-promoting work. This leads us directly in on our problem based questions at this matter.· How can a team-based organisation be described and understood from a healtpromoting perspective?· Which terms are important in a team-based organisation to develop a health promoting work climate?A part of the result of this study shows that to provide a good work climate in a team based organisation you have to have a leader that dare to let go a hand over the responsibility to his co-workers. His role has changed from a leading boss to a guide that works as a sounding board. Because of more people being involved in the whole process the communication is a vital part in making the new organisation work. As well as communication, learning new things is also a part in making the personnel more involved in the company. With knowing comes insight that brings a more meaningful feeling to the minds of the workers. So to make this short, learning, communication, understanding, a guiding leader and a sense of meaning is some of the most vital things to have in mind when creating a more inspiring environment for your co-workers.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Växjö universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:health promoting work team based organisations organisation development


Date of Publication:07/17/2007

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