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Lydell, M., Hildingh, C., Söderbom, A. & Ziegert, K. (2019). How to Promote Workplace Health in order to Work into Old Age: Experiences from Employees in an Industrial Setting. Scientifica, 2019, Article ID 3942569.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to Promote Workplace Health in order to Work into Old Age: Experiences from Employees in an Industrial Setting
2019 (English)In: Scientifica, ISSN 2090-908X, E-ISSN 2090-908X, Vol. 2019, article id 3942569Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Health is important in workplaces. A good organisational climate in a workplace plays a major role in the employees’ well-being at work and is also associated with increased productivity. Today, employees are expected to work into older age and it is a challenge for companies to promote health and well-being for this growing group. Purpose. The purpose of this study was to explore how to promote workplace health at present time and for the end of working life in the perspective of employees. Design/Methodology/Approach. The study had an explorative design, and a thematic analysis was chosen. The inclusion criteria were persons 50 years and older, working in the company and planning to continue working into old age. A total of 21 coworkers (14 men) participated in the study. Three focus group interviews were conducted. Findings. The results from the focus group interviews are presented in four themes: handle change in a changeable workplace, take responsibility for health concerns, get confirmation for feeling needed, and support and tolerance adapted for each employee. Practical Implications. Promoting health should be an urgent mission for employees themselves as well as for managers in order to support employees in working into old age. The health promotion must be suitable for each employee and should be designed in such a way as to avoid inequality in workplace health. Originality/Value. There is a need for more health-promoting behaviours, support, and activities for employees in order to work into old age.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2019
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39472 (URN)10.1155/2019/3942569 (DOI)000464811400001 ()2-s2.0-85065777787 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2019-05-24 Created: 2019-05-24 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Lydell, M., Hildingh, C., Söderbom, A. & Ziegert, K. (2017). Future challenges for occupational health services can be prevented by proactive collaboration with the companies using the services: a participatory and reflection project. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 10, 217-225
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Future challenges for occupational health services can be prevented by proactive collaboration with the companies using the services: a participatory and reflection project
2017 (English)In: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, ISSN 1178-2390, E-ISSN 1178-2390, Vol. 10, p. 217-225Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: There is clearly a need for research in the field of occupational health service (OHS) for applying new perspectives. Proactive collaboration is needed between the OHSs and the companies. The customers of the companies using the services should be able to safeguard themselves from the health problems caused by the work environment through proactive collaboration with the OHSs.

Objective: The main purpose of this interdisciplinary study was to explore how the stakeholders reflected to create and agree on core values for future challenges in OHS, as seen from the perspectives of OHS professionals and customer companies.

Methodology: An action research process was conducted. This study was divided into three phases. In phase I, the data were collected from interviews and diaries of interdisciplinary occupational health professionals (n=12). A focus group that sampled the eight managers of the customer companies was also included. In phase II, a questionnaire was developed with 24 questions focusing on examining the future challenges for OHS. The questionnaire was sent to customer companies (n=116). In phase III, a scoping review was undertaken.

Results: Three categories emerged from the analysis: “Balancing complex situations” clarified the complexity regarding senior employees; “Working with a proactive approach” indicated the need for working with a new proactive approach supporting sustainable health; and “Collaborate internally and externally” showed good relationships between the customer and the OHS, which is a mutual responsibility to both the partners.

Conclusion: The results outlined that it is necessary to take action to apply new proactive health promotions, with a focus on workplace health promotion. The results also indicated that interventions for senior employees are of importance. This study was done in collaboration with the stakeholders from the occupational health care service center and the managers from the customer companies. The use of a participatory research design, including close collaboration with the participants, allows the researchers to see the challenges.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Macclesfield: Dove Medical Press Ltd. (Dovepress), 2017
Keywords
health-promoting workplace, managers, future challenges
National Category
Work Sciences Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33911 (URN)10.2147/JMDH.S131382 (DOI)000402175300001 ()2-s2.0-85020846105 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-05-29 Created: 2017-05-29 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Rodgers, W., Hildingh, C., Söderbom, A., Ziegert, K. & Lydell, M. (2016). Organizing Senior Employees Occupational Health Resource Management Service in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Context. In: : . Paper presented at 31st Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management, IE University, Segovia, Spain, April 25-26, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizing Senior Employees Occupational Health Resource Management Service in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Context
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Changing the determinants of health also requires modifying aspects of the settings that has not been done sufficiently in occupational health service. The European Network for workplace health recommended a holistic approach in workplace health promotion including programs concerning individual’s lifestyle and safety management as well as psychosocial and organizational work factors. To this end, we utilize a decision making model that captures the key components of explain how the aging issues pertaining to healthcare employees employ their perception, information, and judgment on decision choices. We collected 116 questionnaire responses from affiliated to the occupational health care center in Sweden. We found that employees’ perception of health care challenges and staffing had a significant impact on their decision choices regarding whether to request, stimulate and collaborate on activities. Finally, our results indicated that aging options related to healthcare issues to request, stimulate and collaborate on activities influence employees’ decision choices.

Keywords
entrepreneurial context, innovation, occupational health, senior employees
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31511 (URN)
Conference
31st Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management, IE University, Segovia, Spain, April 25-26, 2016
Available from: 2016-07-01 Created: 2016-07-01 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Söderbom, A. & Ulvenblad, P. (2016). Värt att veta om uppsatsskrivande: rapporter, projektarbete och examensarbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Värt att veta om uppsatsskrivande: rapporter, projektarbete och examensarbete
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016. p. 142
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31957 (URN)978-91-44-08232-5 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Rodgers, W., Söderbom, A. & Gurial, A. (2015). Corporate Social Responsibility Enchanced Control Systems Reducing the Likelihood of Fraud. Journal of Business Ethics, 131(4), 871-882
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corporate Social Responsibility Enchanced Control Systems Reducing the Likelihood of Fraud
2015 (English)In: Journal of Business Ethics, ISSN 0167-4544, E-ISSN 1573-0697, Vol. 131, no 4, p. 871-882Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

All kinds of fraud are costly for the people engrossed both financially and often in terms of the time needed to clear their name when illegal use has been made of their personal details. The relationship among ethics, internal control, and fraud is important in the understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR). This article uses an Ethical Process Throughput Modelembedded in the Fraud triangle in order to better understand the interconnectedness of ethical positions and internal control systems that handle fraudulent situations. Ethical positions are utilized to underscore how ethical behavioral control systems can be appropriately applied, which can provide unparalleled security, enhanced convenience, heightened accountability, better fraud detection and is very effective in depressing fraud, thereby improving CSR among organizations. © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dordrecht: Springer, 2015
Keywords
Fraud, Ethics, Internal controls, Throughput Model, Corporate social responsibility
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31959 (URN)10.1007/s10551-014-2152-5 (DOI)000365521900009 ()2-s2.0-84948386199 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Lydell, M., Hildingh, C., Söderbom, A. & Ziegert, K. (2015). Health promotion – future challenges in occupational health services. A mixed method approach. Paper presented at 8th European Public Health Conference, MiCO, Milan, Italy, 14-17 October, 2015. European Journal of Public Health, 25(Suppl. 3), 355-355
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health promotion – future challenges in occupational health services. A mixed method approach
2015 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 25, no Suppl. 3, p. 355-355Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Occupational health services (OHS) are often working from a pathogenic perspective, seeing the customer as a patient. To meet the future challenges in a more holistic way there is a need of changing perspective. The occupational health services must promote health and prevent the problems before they appear.

The study will answer the following questions: What experiences do the employees at an OHS have regarding their daily work? What experiences do the employers have regarding the OHS? What challenges do the employers see for the future and how can OHS be supportive?

Methods

This study included a three-stage process; the first stage included qualitative data from diaries, collected during one and a half year, interviews with occupational health professionals (n = 12) in an occupational health service center as well as focus groups interviews with managers of the customer companies affiliated to the occupational health service center. The second stage was a quantitative part with a questionnaire to managers of the customer companies (n = 116) and the third stage will be a review of existing literature in occupational health.

Results

Findings from stage 1, 2 and 3 are presented in three categories:

Balancing complex situations was e.g. about the difficulty between loyalty to the client and the company's profits and also that major changes in the workplace are leading to difficulties for many employees. Working with a proactive approach was e.g. about new approaches that are needed in the OHS. Collaborate internal and external showed e.g that more collaboration between companies, OHS and external actors was of importance.

Conclusions

  • a. Change and apply new perspectives in occupational health services.

  • b. There is clearly a need for research in OHS using a comprehensive approach to health promotion.

  • c. There must be interactions between the occupational health services and the management of the customer companies for designing new proactive health promotion interventions.

Key messages

  • It is significant for occupational health centers taking into account the importance of balancing complex situations, having a proactive approach and collaborating in working life

  • To change perspective and approaches in occupational health centers are of importance in order to meet future challenges in working life

© The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29819 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/ckv175.213 (DOI)
Conference
8th European Public Health Conference, MiCO, Milan, Italy, 14-17 October, 2015
Projects
Hälsovård i förändring
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2015-11-25 Created: 2015-11-25 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Rodgers, W., Söderbom, A. & Reid, G. (2014). Enhancing Sustainability in Finance: Throughput Model focused decisions. In: Carlucci, D., Spender, JC., Schiuma, G. (Ed.), IFKAD 2014: 9th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics: Knowledge And Management Models for Sustainable Growth. Paper presented at 9th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD), Matera, Italy, June 11-13, 2014 (pp. 2540-2545). [S. l.]: Institute of Knowledge Asset Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing Sustainability in Finance: Throughput Model focused decisions
2014 (English)In: IFKAD 2014: 9th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics: Knowledge And Management Models for Sustainable Growth / [ed] Carlucci, D., Spender, JC., Schiuma, G., [S. l.]: Institute of Knowledge Asset Management , 2014, p. 2540-2545Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual financial analysis process model that depicts intangible assets for researchers and practitioners that can assist them to enhance their understanding of valuation issues. Design/methodology/approach - We propose an approach a theoretical/conceptual framework described as "The Throughput Model" Originality/value -This methodology puts in evidence the processes that decision-makers use to select different types of information, which supports their position, and have ignored other information, which does not support their position. Also, the model is useful in depicting latter stages of investment bankers and financial analysts' processes, such as judgment, that are implemented in supporting individuals' positions. Practical implications - The outcomes of the application of the Throughput Model helps uncover the observations and values that investment bankers and financial analysts rely upon when taking positions on issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
[S. l.]: Institute of Knowledge Asset Management, 2014
Keywords
Intangible Assets, Valuation, Throughput Modelling
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35717 (URN)000357262303007 ()978-88-96687-04-8 (ISBN)
Conference
9th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD), Matera, Italy, June 11-13, 2014
Available from: 2018-01-23 Created: 2018-01-23 Last updated: 2018-01-23Bibliographically approved
Söderbom, A. (2013). Entreprenörens vägval. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entreprenörens vägval
2013 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2013. p. 165
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31956 (URN)978-91-44-09072-6 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Rodgers, W. & Söderbom, A. (2013). Knowledge Creation and Transfer Effects on Decision Making. In: Thomas Osburg and René Schmidpeter (Ed.), Social Innovation: Solutions for a Sustainable Future (pp. 57-64). Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge Creation and Transfer Effects on Decision Making
2013 (English)In: Social Innovation: Solutions for a Sustainable Future / [ed] Thomas Osburg and René Schmidpeter, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, p. 57-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Our economy has been moving towards an Information Age that relies upon intangible assets utilization that has not been fully captured in the financial statements of organizations. Between 1978 and the present, the non-book or intangible assets value of all companies rose approximately 70 % of market value (Rodgers, J Intellect Cap 8:205-215, 2007). Hence, today tangible asset value for companies in general reflects less than 30 % of market value. In this information/knowledge dominated environment, evidence on the employment of intangible or knowledge assets is becoming quite apparent. With the move of sophisticated economies from a resource-based to a knowledge-based production, many national governments have progressively more recognized “knowledge” and “innovation” as momentous driving forces of economic growth, social development, and job creation. In this context the elevation of ‘knowledge transfer’ has increasingly become a theme of public and economic policy. Our economy has been moving towards an Information Age that relies upon intangible assets utilization that has not been fully captured in the financial statements of organizations. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013
Series
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance, ISSN 2196-7075
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31960 (URN)10.1007/978-3-642-36540-9_5 (DOI)2-s2.0-85022055068 (Scopus ID)978-3-642-36540-9 (ISBN)9783642365393 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
Söderbom, A. & Leijon, S. (2012). Företagaren: Sanningens minuter (1ed.). Stockholm: SNS Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Företagaren: Sanningens minuter
2012 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SNS Förlag, 2012. p. 135 Edition: 1
Keywords
Entreprenörskap, portföljentreprenör, tillväxtföretag, komplexitet, aktörsperspektiv, teorifundament och praktisk strategi
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-20573 (URN)978-91-86949-07-5 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
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