Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE credits
The main issues, which arise in that research project, are connected with
There are emphasised points, which contribute to the employees’ health and
well-being, solutions, which organisations implement to prevent workers
from diseases and illnesses, to track their current condition of body and
mind and generally to improve their overall health situation.
From the very beginning the main stress was supposed to lie on physical
activity promotion being an integral part of health promotion at the
workplace but the obtained information from the conducted interviews
verified that idea. The research also touches other variables contributing to
the employees’ health and cons
tituting the idea of health promotion at the
workplace, namely health profiles and Corporate Social Responsibility.
It is argued who may benefit from workplace physical activities and to which
extent such programs may succeed. Interviews showed double points of
views according to the necessity to encourage employees to train within the
Basis for the discussion of the topic were interviews gained from the
interaction with the staff of the organization Xylem located in Sweden in
Emmaboda, a world leader in water solutions. The chosen methodology
based on the case study appeared to be the most relevant to explore health
issues thanks to the clear empirical example. The company was
distinguished because of the sport and rehabilitation centre, which it had in
its possession and which seemed to make Xylem be different from the
competitors and gave advantages for the employees in the form of additional
benefits causing going in for sport at the company’s expense.
The results of the research indicate that health promotion at the workplace
may be viewed as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility. The evidences for
that perspective are presented with a proper motivation mostly in the
The research intended to show to the readers to what extent health
promotion at the workplace incorporating physical activities, health profiles
and CSR is important, how it is regarded and how much attention, time and
efforts is and should be devoted to deal with that dimension in a proper way.
2013. , 70 p.
health promotion at workplace, physical activity promotion at worplace, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), health profile, sport centre, overall health policy, the idea of achieving prosperity, the idea of bridge leading to success
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits
Daudi, Philippe, Dr. Pr