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"Ett arbete som aldrig kommer att sluta": Mellanchefers upplevelser av det systematiska arbetsmiljöarbetet
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Work environment has been an important part of the Swedish working life for a long time and with the help of the Working Environment Law the work environment is mandatory. The purpose of this study was to gain a deeper insight into how the system of middle managers systematic work environment looks like. The question was: How do six middle managers perceive and deal with systematic work environment? A qualitative study was conducted with six middle managers from a global company. During the analysis, there were three main themes to be recognized (cooperation and support facilitates the work environment, problem with the systematic work and difficulties with staff) and six sub themes. The results showed that respondents felt great support from management and safety representatives, which according to the respondents made ​​their systematic work environment easier. In contrast, respondents indicated that work environment was extensive and because of that the experience was that the work never gets finished. It also emerged in the results that the systematic work environment is about trying to change staff attitudes. The conclusion is that systematic work environment is not an easy task for middle managers. Moreover, it seems that systematic work environment also involve working to change attitudes and behaviors. The study wants to contribute to a greater understanding of how the system of middle managers work with the systematic work environment looks like.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
work environment, middle managers, systematic work environment, handling work environment
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Work Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-25821OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-25821DiVA: diva2:740230
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Work Life Studies
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Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2014-08-23 Last updated: 2014-10-15Bibliographically approved

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