"medarbetarna ska hålla i längden"
: en kvalitativ studie om en hälsointervention ur ett chefsperspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: Employees must be sustainable : a qualitative study of a health intervention from a manager's perspective
  • Ulrika Frögner
  • Karolina Nilsson

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Abstract

    The organization has a significant role in an employee’s work-life balance. There is much to gain for the employer by addressing problems and finding solutions that fit the employee. Studies of health promotion interventions at the workplace show that the best results are achieved if the intervention focuses simultaneously on both the individual and the organization. The aim of the study was to describe municipal employed managerial perceptions of an intervention study, that managers employees participated in, affected the workplace. The study also aimed to seek understanding of managers further thoughts on health promotion at an organizational level from a perspective where everyday life was included. The method used for data gathering was six individual interviews with managers in the social department in a municipality. The results of the study showed that managers were in favor of the intervention study, but the managers did not notice any change at the workplace or on participating employees. They thought that the manager was responsible for health at the workplace and that individuals were responsible for their own health. The conclusion from our study showed that managers attitude towards work-related health affects to which extent the organization can assimilate knowledge from a health intervention. The managers opinion of which factors are included in work-related health can be broadened through education and create better conditions for a healthier work environment. The literature review suggests that a shared ethos of the organization and the pursuit of work-life balance for employees is an important step in health promotion at the workplace. A positive effect of work-life balance interventions are more sustainable staff who stay longer, which makes the organization become more competitive and attractive to new staff.

    Date of Award2014-May-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorMadelaine Agosti (Supervisor) & Petra Nilsson Lindström (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)
    • Other Social Sciences (509)

    Keywords

    • work life balance
    • wlb
    • organization
    • health promotion intervention
    • work environment
    • public health
    • health

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