Ledarskapets betydelse för den friska arbetsplatsen: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om hur ledare inom offentliga human service verksamheter arbetar för en frisk arbetsplats ur ett hälsofrämjande perspektiv.
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The issue of sick leave and an increase of ill health in the workplace is a social problem inSwedenthat is currently an important topic. Public human service organisations are one of the sectors where this is a major problem. The aim of this study is to examine what significance the leadership in public human service organisations has on the health and sense of well being among the staff within the organisation. We have chosen to look at this issue from a health promoting perspective where we focused on health factors and to what extent the management can influence and promote the possibilities for a healthy workplace with healthy staff. The results of the study are based on interviews with three leaders within the public human service sector. Results shows that having staff that are content and healthy is a key ingredient in the organisations goal to provide the best possible care and service to their clients. The results also identify leadership qualities and tools that are important such as being present in the workplace and available for the staff and also setting a good example. Other leadership qualities such as being clear in their role as to what they expect from their staff, being goal orientated, and being strong and secure in their leadership proved to be important in relation to health in the workplace. Making sure that the staff feel that they have the possibility to influence their working conditions and given the opportunity to participate in changes were also identified as important health promoting factors. The study also shows that showing trust in the staff and allowing them to take responsibility as well as seeing them as individuals is also important health promoting factors. It became evident that achieving a healthy workplace is a process where all the factors are equally important.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 29 p.
Leadership, health, human service organisations, sick leave, health factors, health promotion
Ledarskap, hälsa, human service verksamheter, sjukskrivning, hälsofaktorer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17608OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-17608DiVA: diva2:525254
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law