"The commitment of the management is the most important value when it comes to achieving sustainable health among employees," says Ingela Bäckström. "The health perspective is long-term, and sustainable health is measured by more than sickness leaves. But sustainable health often does lead to improved healthy attendance."
Sustainable health is about a long-term perception of well-being that leads to the contentment of employees. This increases the preconditions for sustained or enhanced motivation and commitment. This entails a positive effect on employee health, which is something that good leaders can influence over time.
Among other things, Ingela Bäckström has studied organizations with low rates of absenteeism for sickness and looked at how they work. She has also asked employees in various organizations what is important in making them enjoy their work.
Ingela Bäckström at the Mid Sweden University Department of Technology and Sustainable Development will publicly defend her dissertation on May 28 in Östersund. It is titled On the Relationship between Sustainable Health and Quality Management - Leadership and Organizational Behaviours from Swedish Organizations. The subject area is quality technology.Questions may be directed to:
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