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Co-workership in practice: a study of two Swedish organizations
School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University,.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4338-840X
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Sociology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)In: Human Resource Development International, ISSN 1367-8868, E-ISSN 1469-8374, Vol. 18, no 3, 328-345 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Within Scandinavian working-life discourse, the notion of co-workership has become increasingly prominent. This article explores how the idea of co-workership has been implemented within two organizations and how it has been affected by various factors related to the implementation strategies that were used. Empirical data were collected from one County Council and one for-profit State-Owned Company through interviews with the managers of the co-workership programmes along with general managers and employees at an intensive care unit within the County Council and an Information Technology (IT) unit within the State-Owned Company. The findings indicate that compared to the top-down strategy used by the State-Owned Company, the implementation strategy adopted by the County Council, which was characterized by a high level of participation, local adjustment and integration of the idea of co-workership into daily work routines, resulted in a higher degree of implementation and development of co-workership practices. Finally, the implications of co-workership development work within organizations are discussed.

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2015. Vol. 18, no 3, 328-345 p.
Keyword [en]
co.workership, implementation, translation, learning, participation
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Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120544DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2015.1049909OAI: diva2:846093
Available from: 2015-08-14 Created: 2015-08-14 Last updated: 2015-09-04

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