Har du tid?: en studie av hur företag hanterar stressjukdomar
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Have you got a moment? : a study of how companies manage stress disorders (English)
Background: The stress in the society seems to having become more amplified and more trying. Statistics show that the appearance of stress related industrial diseases have increased strikingly. What can be stressing at the workplace? The work conditions are not the only thing that causes stress but no matter what the causes are employers have to restore the employees to their former positions. How are companies dealing with the problems of stress in reality? Do they have formulated strategies for how to manage the problems?
Purpose: The purpose with this essay is to try to see pattern in how companies manage and treat stress and stress related industrial diseases.
Realization: To distinguish patterns in the stress handling process, ten respondents from two case companies has been interviewed. The respondents are divided into three categories, which are employees that have been subjected to stress, those above them and trade-union colleagues. They have answered questions concerning stress and how their companies manage the stress problems that have occurred, with focus on goals and strategies, co-ordination forms and leadership.
Results: Within each group of respondents, some patterns can be seen regarding how companies have managed stress. However, the apprehension of stress management differs from one group to the other why, generally, there is not possible to distinguish any uniform patterns in the stress management.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2001. , 111 p.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Internationella ekonomprogrammet), 2001:15
Business and economics, burnout, stress, stress management, goals, leadership, co-ordination forms, Leif Jonsson
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-787OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-787DiVA: diva2:22800