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Vad utgör en god arbetsmilljö?: En jämförelse mellan arbetsgivare och anställda vid kommunala bolag i Umeå
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 thesis
Abstract [sv]

What constitutes a good working environment? - A comparison between employers and employees of municipal companies in Umeå

Lovisa Åström

Abstract

The knowledge of the work environment´s importance has grown bigger by the years, especially the value of the psychosocial environment. According to the Swedish work environment law all workplaces today must attain a systematic working environment. However not all employers understand the importance of this working method. The purpose of this study was to compare the employer and the employees regarding their view of their working environment, and what a good working environment means. I interviewed the responsible environment manager and employees at four municipal companies in Umeå municipality. The results showed that only half of the employees were aware of the company method for the working environment. Despite this, six out of eight employers were satisfied with their working environment. The study showed that the employees who were assigned to work with the working environment and the employees who worked close to the environment manager, had the highest amount of knowledge regarding the environmental work. The biggest difference was beheld between the employer and the employees thoughts about their working environment. The employees meant that the social environment was highly important for their wellbeing. Besides that was trust, information, safety, participation, and empathy the most important factors for their working environment. The employer meant that the most important aspect were dedicated employees, knowledge, focus on safety, leadership and a committed and educated manager. Despite the differences every company have shown that the most rewarding and significant aspect of their work environment was their systematic environmental work.

Keywords: Systematic work environment, work environment, psychosocial environment, environment working conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 23 p.
National Category
Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136895OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-136895DiVA: diva2:1114616
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Presentation
2017-06-01, Umeå Universitet, Umeå, 14:00 (Swedish)
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Projects
Environment Health problems, Psychosocial Environment Health, Systematic Work Environment, Working environment Sweden.
Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-24 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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