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Anställdas upplevelse av hur dagens gränslösa digitala arbete förskjuter balansen mellan privatliv och arbetsliv.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Psychology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Employees experience of how today's boundless digital work shifts the balance between private life and work life. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka om och hur anställda upplever att dagens gränslösa digitala arbete förskjuter balansen mellan privatliv och arbetsliv. Genom en kvalitativ metod utgick studien från åtta semistrukturerade intervjuer som genomfördes på ett företag beläget i Mellansverige. Intervjumaterialet analyserades sedan utifrån en induktiv tematisk analys där tre teman identifierades; kontroll över informationsflödet, organisationskultur med undertemat ledarskap samt slutligen temat flexibilitet. Utifrån studiens resultat framkom det att gränsen mellan privatliv och arbetsliv har förskjutits av dagens gränslösa digitala arbete då respondenterna tenderade att kontrollera det arbetsrelaterade informationsflödet i huvudsak via mail utanför arbetstid. En stark organisationskultur och ett ledarskap utan förväntningar på ständig tillgänglighet hos de anställda samt möjlighet till flexibla arbetstider underlättade för respondenterna att hantera den diffusa gränsdragning som uppstått i och med digitaliseringen och skapa en god work-life balance.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine whether and how employees feel that today's boundless digital work shifts the balance between work and family life. Through a qualitative method, the study was based on eight semi-structured interviews which was carried out at a company located in Central Sweden. The collected material was analyzed using an inductive thematic analysis where three themes were identified; control over the stream of  information, organizational culture with subcategory leadership and the final theme flexibility. The results indicated that the boundary between work and family life has shifted by today´s limitless digital work, since the respondents controlled their work-related stream of information mainly through email outside working hours. An organizational culture and leadership without expectations of permanent availability and the possibility to use flexible working hours has made it easier for the respondents to handle the diffuse boundary that emerged with the advanced technology and to create a good work - life balance.

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2019. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
Work-life balance, Work-life boundary, Permanent availability, ICT
Keywords [sv]
Work-life balance, gränsdragning mellan privatliv och arbetsliv, ständig tillgänglighet, digitalisering
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29653OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-29653DiVA, id: diva2:1320106
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Human resources and labour relations
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Available from: 2019-06-18 Created: 2019-06-04 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved

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