Published: 12-09-2019 11:53 | Updated: 28-10-2019 08:19

Better to agree that the working climate is bad than to have different views on the situation

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University have examined whether it has any significance if employees and managers agree or not at the introduction of a health-promoting operation.

The research project Sitter ni i samma båt? Ledar- och medarbetarskattningar i samband med hälsofrämjande interventioner (loosely translated ”Are you in the same boat? Management/leader and employee estimates in connection with health promotion interventions”), is led by Henna Hasson, at the Medical Management Centre, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, in collaboration with Susanne Tafvelin, Umeå University.
Based on a large number of studies among both German and Swedish health-promoting initiatives, they have found that consensus between managers and employees is crucial, although what you agree on does not always have to be positive.


Henna Hasson Adjunct Professor