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How management groups' reason when deciding to use a model focusing on systematic work environment management: Experiences from Swedish municipalities
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Workplace Health Management, ISSN 1753-8351, E-ISSN 1753-836X, Vol. 12, no 6, p. 441-456Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore and describe the perspective of the management group regarding how they reasoned when deciding to engage in a model focussing on systematic work environment management, and what motives that influenced their decision. Design/methodology/approach This qualitative study with semi-structured interviews includes 18 representatives from the management groups in 18 Swedish municipalities. Data were analysed with a constant comparative method. Findings The participants described two aspects that were of importance when making the decision; establishing commitment before making the decision and establishing strategies to legitimise the decision. Furthermore, they expressed motives that were linked both to their individual expectations and wishes and to policies and facts in their organisations. The participants experienced the model as a valuable tool in their organisations to increase employee participation and to provide structured support to their first-line managers. Practical implications - The managers' motives were linked to individual expectations and external directives. These were often intertwined and influenced their decisions. When implementing this type of model, it is important to discuss decisions in a larger group to avoid building an organisational initiative on one person's expectations. Furthermore, it is important to support the management's work to establish commitment for the model in the municipal organisation. Originality/value This study adds to knowledge of the complexity of deciding and implementing models to support systematic work environment management in organisations.

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EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD , 2019. Vol. 12, no 6, p. 441-456
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Employee participation, Leadership, Work environment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400002DOI: 10.1108/IJWHM-09-2018-0124ISI: 000498894700003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-400002DiVA, id: diva2:1380717
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