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Förutsättningar att skapa en god psykosocial arbetsmiljö: Hinder och hjälpmedel som prefekter upplever i det systematiska arbetsmiljöarbetet
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Requirements to create a good psychosocial work environment : Obstacles and tools Heads of Department experience in Systematic Work Environment Management (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate the conditions that Heads of Department are facing when conducting Systematic Work Environment Management (SWEM) within psychosocial work environment at Umeå University. The study has focused on the obstacles and tools that Heads of Department are experiencing in their efforts to investigate, assess, and measures to reduce risks and follow up actions in the psychosocial work environment. To investigate this, I conducted semi-structured interviews with four Heads of Department and a Head of Unit at Umeå University. The interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed. The result of the study is that dialogue and cooperation on different levels of the workplace seems to be the foundation of their SWEM within psychosocial work environment. A relationship-oriented leadership, good communication climate at the workplace, and various support functions are also important tools. Some of the obstacles that they experience are heavy workload, performance cultures, and sometimes lack of central support. SWEM also seems to be more time-consuming within psychosocial work environment than within the physical environment. It is not possible to draw any general conclusions from this study, but it has indicated several tracks that might be interesting to investigate further to improve conditions for the Heads of Department. For example, to further map their psychosocial environment, if the central support is perceived as sufficient and how to safeguard the local support from, for example, human resources specialists and work safety representatives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
Psychosocial work environment, Systematic Work Environment Management, work environment, Heads of Department
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133580OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-133580DiVA: diva2:1088220
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Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
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Available from: 2017-04-12 Created: 2017-04-11 Last updated: 2017-04-12Bibliographically approved

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