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Bergsten, E. L., Haapakangas, A., Larsson, J., Jahncke, H. & Hallman, D. (2019). Effects of relocation to activity-based workplaces on perceived productivity: importance of change-oriented leadership.
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2019 (English)In: Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30121 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Transport Administration, 2015/118
Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Bjärntoft, S., Hallman, D., Mathiassen, S. E., Larsson, J. & Jahncke, H. (2019). Occupational and individual determinants of work-life balance among office workers with flexible work arrangements.
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2019 (English)In: Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30408 (URN)
Available from: 2019-07-05 Created: 2019-07-05 Last updated: 2019-09-26Bibliographically approved
Bjärntoft, S., Hallman, D., Mathiassen, S. E., Larsson, J. & Jahncke, H. (2018). Flexible work: Occupational determinants of work-life balance. In: : . Paper presented at 20th Congress International Ergonomics Association, 26-30 August 2018, Florens, Italy.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27880 (URN)
Conference
20th Congress International Ergonomics Association, 26-30 August 2018, Florens, Italy
Available from: 2018-09-10 Created: 2018-09-10 Last updated: 2018-09-11Bibliographically approved
Bergsten, E., Mathiassen, S. E., Larsson, J. & Kwak, L. (2018). Implementation of an ergonomics intervention in a Swedish flight baggage handling company: a process evaluation. PLoS ONE, 13(3), Article ID e0191760.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementation of an ergonomics intervention in a Swedish flight baggage handling company: a process evaluation
2018 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 13, no 3, article id e0191760Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To conduct a process evaluation of the implementation of an ergonomics training program aimed at increasing the use of loading assist devices in flight baggage handling.

Methods: Feasibility (recruitment, reach, context, dose delivered, dose received, satisfaction); intermediate outcomes (skills, confidence and behaviors); and barriers and facilitators of the training intervention were assessed by qualitative and quantitative methods.

Results: Implementation proved feasible regarding dose delivered, dose received and satisfaction. Confidence among participants in the training program in using and talking about devices, observed use of devices among colleagues, and internal feedback on work behavior increased significantly (p<0.01). Main facilitators were self-efficacy, motivation, and perceived utility of training among the trainees. Barriers included lack of peer support, opportunities to observe and practice behaviors, and follow-up activities; as well as staff reduction and job insecurity.

Conclusions: In identifying important barriers and facilitators for a successful outcome, our study can help supporting the effectiveness of future interventions. Our results show that barriers caused by organizational changes may likely be alleviated by recruiting motivated trainees and securing strong organizational support for the implementation.   

  

Keywords
implementation barriers, implementation facilitators, musculoskeltal disorders, loading assist devices, qualitative methods
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21685 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0191760 (DOI)000426896800008 ()29513671 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85043373121 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2009-1761
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-16 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved
Ahmadi, E., Macassa, G. & Larsson, J. (2018). Managers’ working hours and time allocation in effective SMEs – an organizational health perspective. In: Per Lindberg (Ed.), FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle: Program och abstracts. Paper presented at FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?, 10-12 juni 2018, Gävle (pp. 118). Gävle: Gävle University Press
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2018 (English)In: FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle: Program och abstracts / [ed] Per Lindberg, Gävle: Gävle University Press , 2018, p. 118-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background

There is an increased global interest in occupational health across small businesses as they represent a large share of employers in many societies. In the model of healthy work organisations, employee health is a prerequisite for higher productivity and profitability and management practices are considered as determinants of organisational health. A better understanding of how managers in effective companies use their time can offer a better understanding of how this can affect employees’ well-being and business effect-iveness. Managers’ long working hours and share of time spent on Management by Walking Around (MBWA) are considered important characteristics of managers’ work that might have consequences for employees’ and managers’ own health outcomes, as well as for organisational effectiveness. MBWA is a management technique common for successful companies in regard to their effectiveness; providing an opportunity for a spontaneous manager-subordinate interaction that might be important for employee health and wellbeing. Studies of managerial work have to some extent not clearly placed managers’ time use in the broad context of leadership, often missing to link it with leadership behaviour theories, health and effectiveness.

Objective

The objective of this study was to explore, on the one hand, the total amount of working hours that managers spent, and on the other, their patterns of time allocation to different activities in effective SMEs. Research questions were: 1) What patterns regarding managers’ working hours can be identified across socio-demographic variables, leader-ship experience factors and leadership profiles in effective SMEs? 2) What patterns regarding proportions of total working hours spent on MBWA can be identified across socio-demographic variables, leadership experience factors and leadership profiles in effective SMEs?

Method

The study used data collected within the project, “Successful Companies in Gästrikland”. Annually the project nominates 120 companies for the award based on companies’ financial indicators. The study employed a cross-sectional design and analysed responses to questionnaires collected within the project during years 2014-2018. The inclusion criteria were small and medium sized companies (more than four and less than 250 subordinates), high-level managers having subordinates. Data analysis were carried out using descriptive statistics and regression analysis.

Results

The results section is being processed and will be reported on the conference.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Gävle University Press, 2018
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28861 (URN)978-91-88145-28-4 (ISBN)
Conference
FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?, 10-12 juni 2018, Gävle
Note

Rundabordssamtal

Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Hallman, D., Mathiassen, S. E., Larsson, J. & Zetterberg, C. (2018). Symposium: Återhämtning och ledarskap i flexibla arbeten: resultat från ett forskningsprojekt på Trafikverket. In: Lindberg, Per (Ed.), FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle: Program och abstracts. Paper presented at FALF 2018 konferens 'Arbetet - problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?', 10-12 juni 2018, Gävle (pp. 78). Gävle: Gävle University Press
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2018 (Swedish)In: FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle: Program och abstracts / [ed] Lindberg, Per, Gävle: Gävle University Press , 2018, p. 78-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Introduktion

Den stressrelaterade ohälsan ökar i samhället i stort och det är möjligt att bristande återhämtning kan vara bidragande. Det finns dock ännu inte några tydliga svar på hur ett gynnsamt mönster av arbete och återhämtning bör se ut. Frågan om balansen mellan krav i arbetet och möjligheter till återhämtning är särskilt aktuell i yrken där digital teknik möjliggör flexibelt arbete, dvs. ett arbete där de anställda till stor del själva kan styra över sin arbetstid, sitt arbetsställe och/eller sitt arbetssätt. Möjligheten att arbeta flexibelt kan innebära både för- och nackdelar för såväl individen som organisationen och medföra nya utmaningar för chefer när det gäller hur de ska leda sina medarbetare på ett hälsofrämjande sätt. Samtidigt kan flexibiliteten underlätta för medarbetare att få ihop livspusslet och att anpassa arbetsinsatsen utifrån arbetstoppar, vilket kan gynna organisationens produktivitet. Risken är dock att den stressrelaterade ohälsan ökar om balansen mellan arbete och återhämtning rubbas genom t.ex. övertidsarbete och ständig tillgänglighet till arbetet på ogynnsamma tider.

Det här symposiet presenterar resultat från ett forskningsprojekt som undersökt flexibelt arbete på Trafikverket. I ett första steg genomfördes en kartläggning av arbetsvillkor, återhämtning och hälsa med hjälp av en webbaserad enkät till 4926 anställda. Resultaten från kartläggningen har sedan legat till grund för fokusgruppsdiskussioner med chefer och medarbetare, där åtgärdsförslag har tagits fram i syfte att förstärka fördelarna och reducera riskerna med flexibelt arbete. Även åtgärdsförslagen från fokusgrupperna kommer att presenteras vid symposiet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Gävle University Press, 2018
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28864 (URN)978-91-88145-28-4 (ISBN)
Conference
FALF 2018 konferens 'Arbetet - problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?', 10-12 juni 2018, Gävle
Note

Symposiebidrag:

1. Flexibelt arbete och återhämtningHelena Jahncke, Johanna Edvinsson, Sofie Bjärntoft, David Hallman, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Johan Larsson, Camilla Zetterberg

2.Ledarskap vid flexibelt arbeteJohan Larsson, Camilla Zetterberg, Sofie Bjärntoft, Johanna Edvinsson, David Hallman, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Helena Jahncke

3.Bestämningsfaktorer i flexibelt arbete som bidrar till upplevd balans mellan arbete och fritidSofie Bjärntoft, David Hallman, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Johan Larsson, Johanna Edvinsson, Camilla Zetterberg, Helena Jahncke

4.Åtgärder för att främja god arbetsmiljö och hälsa vid flexibelt arbeteCamilla Zetterberg, Sofie Bjärntoft, Johan Larsson, Johanna Edvinsson, Helena Jahncke

Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Svensson, S., Stubbs, J. & Larsson, J. (2018). The association between subordinate perception of task and relation oriented leadership behaviors and sense of coherence among a sample of Swedish white-collar workers. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, 61(2), 327-336
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2018 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 61, no 2, p. 327-336Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Evidence suggests that leadership behaviours and sense of coherence influences subordinate health. The influence of leadership behaviours on subordinate sense of coherence has not been investigated in any detail. This cross-sectional quantitative study of managers and subordinates in a large governmental organisation focus on this potential association. The study used two common and empirically tested leadership styles: task oriented leadership and relations oriented leadership. In a logistic regression analysis, the association between types of leadership behaviour and SOC were analysed while controlling for age, gender, income, type of employment and organisational tenure. It was hypothesized that both task and relation oriented leadership behaviours would be positively associated with SOC, whereas a laissez faire leadership would be negatively associated with SOC. The hypotheses were not supported. Several implications for further research are discussed including capturing data about both subordinates’ preferred and perceived leadership behaviours.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Leadership, behavior, behaviour, task, relation, sense of coherence, health, public
National Category
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23620 (URN)10.3233/WOR-182803 (DOI)000455259700015 ()30373982 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85056408468 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Arbetsmiljö, ledarskap, inhyrning och hälsa
Available from: 2017-02-13 Created: 2017-02-13 Last updated: 2019-03-01Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde Centrala funktioner. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25178 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde Investering. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25179 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde IT. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25180 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-7322-9346

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