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Management methodologies for sustaniable health: A case study at three Swedish organisations
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7621-2649
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7322-9346
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
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2005 (English)In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Quality Management for Organisational and Regional Development : QMOD 2005: QMOD 2005 Palermo, Italy 29.06.2005 - 01.07.2005, Luleå, 2005, 703-712 p.Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Good management and leadership are key factors for sustainable development and long-term success in all types of organisations. Nevertheless, many organisations are still struggling with quality problems, sick ness absence and financial difficulties caused by poor top management. Many researchers have reported on relationships between good management and working environment, quality and efficiency. So the question is why good management is not practised to a greater extent. In this paper, management methodologies for sustainable health among employees and consequent customer satisfaction and good bottom line results are explored by studying top leaders in three Swedish successful organisations. General questions dealt with in the paper are: How can managers commit employees to be part of the proactive work with sustainable health? What methodologies can top managers use to get well-motivated employees, a good working environment, satisfied customers and good financial results? The studied organisations are two manufacturing companies and one hospital. The organisations have received national awards for their excellence in leadership, internal partnership, working environment and efficiency. They all demonstrate good examples of long-term work with sustainable health among employees which has decreased sick ness absence. Explorative qualitative methods have been used to identify management methodologies in the case organisations. The results confirm a relation between leadership and sustainable health. In all organisations sustainable leadership has been characterised by great humanity, a long-range perspective and a holistic view of management. These management methodologies with concrete examples are described in the paper.

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Luleå, 2005. 703-712 p.
Keyword [en]
Quality Technology and Management, TQM, Quality control, Management methodologies health
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Kvalitetsteknik, Kvalitet
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Other Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-1298Local ID: 3245OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-1298DiVA: diva2:26330
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2009-09-04 Last updated: 2009-09-24Bibliographically approved

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