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FRAMTIDENS KONTOR -En kvalitativ studie gällande medarbetare i en aktivitetsbaserad verksamhet
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The nature of work life and its formation have undergone major changes in recent decades. Activity-based working (ABW) is today one of the most popular working methods, where different office zones give employees the opportunity to control how and where to work. Earlier studies in the area of ABW suggests positive organizational effects, however research is limited since the working method only recently gained popularity. The purpose of this study is therefore to examine how employees perceived efficiency and social room for manoeuvre are affected in an activity-based environment. In order to achieve this a case study was carried out where observations and qualitative interviews together formed the conclusions and analyzes that were made. The result of this survey shows a positive attitude from the employees to the activity-based approach since the model creates a perceived increased efficiency. Together with the social approach that the architectural aspect of ABW offers, employees get the tools to influence and to a certain extent also control the social aspects of their work.

Abstract [sv]

Arbetets natur och dess utformning har genomgått stora förändringar de senaste årtiondena. Aktivitetsbaserad verksamhet (ABV) är idag ett av de populäraste arbetssätten där olika zoner på kontoret ger medarbetarna möjlighet att själva styra över hur och var de arbetar. Tidigare forskning på området tyder på positiva organisatoriska effekter men eftersom arbetssättet relativt nyligen slagit igenom är forskning på hur det påverkar medarbetarna begränsad.

Syftet med den här studien är att undersöka hur medarbetarnas upplevda effektivitet och sociala handlingsutrymme påverkas i en aktivitetsbaserad verksamhet. För att åstadkomma detta gjordes en fallstudie där observationer och kvalitativa intervjuer tillsammans formade de slutsatser och analyser som gjordes. Resultatet i denna undersökning visar en positiv inställning från medarbetarna till det aktivitetsbaserade arbetssättet som skapar en ökad upplevd effektivitet. Tillsammans med det sociala upplägg som den arkitektoniska aspekten erbjuder får medarbetarna verktyg att själva påverka och i viss mån även styra det sociala arbetslivet.

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2019. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
Activity based working, ABW, office zones, organizational effects, working method, social aspects, perceived efficiency, architectural aspect
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-75524OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-75524DiVA, id: diva2:1340119
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Sociologi
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Available from: 2019-08-02 Created: 2019-08-02 Last updated: 2019-10-25Bibliographically approved

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