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The effect of leadership values, behaviors and methodologies on quality and health
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7322-9346
2007 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Syftet med den forskning som presenteras i denna avhandling är att bidra till ökad kunskap om hur ledarskap kan praktiseras för att främja både medarbetarnas hälsa och organisationers kvalitetsarbete. Tre forskningsfrågor är ställda: 1.Hur relaterar ledarnas värderingar till ledarnas beteende samt aspekter av hälsa och kvalitet?2.Hur relaterar ledarnas beteende till aspekter av hälsa och kvalitet?3.Hur relaterar ledarnas arbetssätt till aspekter av hälsa och kvalitet?Forskningen baserar sig på två fallstudier. Fallstudie I berör tre framgångsrika arbetsplatser som fått utmärkelsen Sveriges bästa arbetsplats. Fokus i denna fallstudie är huvudsakligen på de arbetssätt som används. Fallstudie II avser åtta arbetsplatser i Jämtland och det är särskilt värderingar, beteenden och arbetssätt som har studerats. Rörande ledarskap är Teori X och Teori Y använd som teoribas för att studera ledarnas värderingar. Den tredimensionella ledarbeteendeteorin (förändring, uppgift, relation) är använd när ledarnas beteende mäts och diskuteras. Både kvalitativa och kvantitativa metoder är använda i forskningen. Ledare med X-inriktning på ledarvärderingarna har lägre resultat när medarbetarna värderar organisationens kvalitetsaspekter och samtliga tre dimensioner rörande ledarbeteendet. Vissa indikationer finns att organisationer med Y-orienterade ledare har medarbetare med bättre hälsa. Den ledarskapsprofil som har de bästa resultaten rörande kvalitetsaspekter och hälsoutfall har höga värden på alla tre dimensioner med högsta värdet på relation, följt av förändring på liknande nivå samt även uppgiftsorienteringen hög men lägre än de andra två dimensionerna. Gemen-samma arbetssätt hos framgångsrika organisationer har identifierats och presenterats. Mönster mellan framgångsrika organisationer i studie I och II har identifierats.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet , 2007. , p. 151
Series
Mid Sweden University licentiate thesis, ISSN 1652-8948 ; 20
Keywords [en]
Leadership, Health, Quality, Organizational control, Workplace health promotion, Quality Technology and Management, TQM, Quality control
Keywords [sv]
Kvalitetsteknik, Kvalitet
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9330OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-9330DiVA, id: diva2:227252
Presentation
(English)
Available from: 2009-07-10 Created: 2009-07-10 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Leadership, quality and health: using McGregor's X and Y theory for analyzing values in relation to methodologies and outcomes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leadership, quality and health: using McGregor's X and Y theory for analyzing values in relation to methodologies and outcomes
2007 (English)In: Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, ISSN 1478-3363, E-ISSN 1478-3371, Vol. 18, no 9-10, p. 1147-1168Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden has experienced an increase in sickness absenteeism, stress related health problems and a deterioration of psychosocial working conditions. Several researchers have emphasized that leadership with a focus on developing human resource practices is a necessary component of a high organizational performance. The purpose of this article is to explore whether there are patterns in leadership values and methodologies associated with subordinates´ views of leadership, health outcomes and quality aspects. Four public and four private organizations in northern Sweden were studied. McGregor´s X and Y hypotheses, plus three other hypotheses, were used as a base for the analyses. Data was gathered through in-depth interviews with the leaders, questionnaires (completed by leaders and co-workers), and assessment of selected human resource accounting data (sickness absenteeism). The leader views were mirrored with the co-worker views through a comparison of qualitative and quantitative results in a stepwise analysis process. The study´s main findings were that leaders with more X hypotheses get lower results concerning employee judged leadership and quality aspects and, to some extent, lower results concerning health outcomes. The explanatory analyses concerning leadership and health are complex with many influencing factors.

Keywords
Leadership, Leadership Values, Methodologies, Quality Improvement, Quality Development, Customer Satisfaction, Health, Working Environment, Quality Technology and Management, TQM, Quality control, Kvalitetsteknik, Kvalitet
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-4016 (URN)10.1080/14783360701596290 (DOI)000252250300014 ()2-s2.0-38749111450 (Scopus ID)4497 (Local ID)4497 (Archive number)4497 (OAI)
Available from: 2008-12-09 Created: 2008-12-09 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
2. Leadership and organizational behaviour: Similarities between three award-winning organizations
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leadership and organizational behaviour: Similarities between three award-winning organizations
2009 (English)In: International Journal of Management Practice, ISSN 1477-9064, E-ISSN 1741-8143, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 327-345Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine if healthy and successful organizations are working accordingly to Quality Management. The purpose is also to describe how the organizations are working.

 

Methodology/Approach

Three Swedish organizations that have shown excellence in leadership, internal partnership, working environment and profitability have been examined, to find out what methodologies they have been used for their success. To find out if the healthy and successful organizations are working accordingly to Quality Management, Deming’s 14 point list have been used as analysing tool.

 

Findings

Indentified methodologies used by the healthy and successful organisations are described.  Viewed through our analysis, a relationship between the three examined healthy and successful organizations and Quality Management is indicated.

 

Practical implications

Working with the methodologies described in the paper, the three organizations have improved co-worker health. Other organizations could probably adopt the identified and described methodologies to improve the health of their co-workers and effectiveness in the organization.

 

Originality/value

Concerning the performance evaluation and the continuous improvement component in Quality Management, substantial contributions could be made to the health area by applying the tools that the quality area have used for such a long time to improve the quality outcomes.

Quality and health aspects have common success factors, and a focus on high quality could be seen as positive for health outcomes.

 

Keywords
Quality Management, health, leadership, methodologies, performance, effectiveness, Quality Technology and Management, TQM, Quality control, leadership; successful organisations; quality management; organisational effectiveness; organisational behaviour; workplace health promotion; management practice; work environment; hospitals; manufacturing; Sweden; corporate strategy; corporate vision; communication strategies; learning culture; worker conversations; management by walking around; customer satisfaction; leadership chain modelling; Best Workplace in Sweden award, Kvalitetsteknik, Kvalitet
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-6166 (URN)10.1504/IJMP.2009.026960 (DOI)2-s2.0-68049130008 (Scopus ID)4500 (Local ID)4500 (Archive number)4500 (OAI)
Available from: 2008-12-07 Created: 2008-12-07 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
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