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Williamsson, Anna, teknologie doktorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5879-2280
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Williamsson, A. & Dellve, L. (2023). Developing Eldercare in Ageing Societies: A Qualitative Study on Misaligned Visions and Caged Change Agents. Health & Social Care in the Community, Article ID 2798463.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing Eldercare in Ageing Societies: A Qualitative Study on Misaligned Visions and Caged Change Agents
2023 (English)In: Health & Social Care in the Community, ISSN 0966-0410, E-ISSN 1365-2524, article id 2798463Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Eldercare is facing current demands to develop due to changing demographics with increasing populations of elderly over the ageof 85 combined with smaller populations of young people able to provide care and contribute to care via their taxes. The need for development of quality and safety was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Swedish government subsidies aimed at developing municipalities responsible for publicly managed eldercare have only been evaluated to a limited extent and the realisation of visions of future eldercare is shrouded in mystery. The study aims to explore the development work and strategies in Swedish municipal eldercare organisations, specifically in terms of alignment between democratic visions at political and strategic levels and operationalisation at operational levels. 28 interviews with development leaders were conducted in 14 Swedish municipality organisations between March and October 2021. The interviews focused on supporting roles and functions, responsibilities and collaborations, visions and operationalisations, and the follow-up and evaluation of eldercare development. A thematic analysis resulted in the main theme “top-down handling of unmanageable alignment” and the subthemes “shaping a highroad for change;” “sticking to visions, hopes, and respect for practice;” and “self-serving focus on politics.” The quality of alignment strategies and putting the strategic vision into practice were related to organisation size and resources. A gap between strategic and operational levels was accentuated in terms of inconsistent responsibilities in following through with development projects and development being characterised by top-down initiatives and resources at the strategic level but strained implementation abilities at operational levels. Peripherally located change agents with legitimacy at multiple organisational levels are suggested to ease top-down as well as bottom-up drive, which could increase a vertical alignment of visions and practice.

National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-64379 (URN)10.1155/2023/2798463 (DOI)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, Dnr 2020-01579
Note

The authors thank the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working-Life and Welfare for funding the present study (Forte Grant no. Dnr 2020-01579)

Available from: 2023-04-27 Created: 2023-04-27 Last updated: 2023-05-04Bibliographically approved
Wallo, A., Martin, J., Elg, M., Harlin, U., Bozic, N., Skagert, K., . . . Gremyr, I. (2023). Mapping the challenges of a socially sustainable, competitive, and green industry in the age of rapid change: A Delphi study. Linköping University, Education and Sociology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mapping the challenges of a socially sustainable, competitive, and green industry in the age of rapid change: A Delphi study
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2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This report presents the findings of a Delphi study coordinated by Linköping University (LiU) in collaboration with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and the Chalmers University of Technology. The study was carried out in 2022 as part of a Vinnova-funded planning project aimed at establishing an interdisciplinary research environment to prepare an application for a new competence centre focused on building a long-term, sustainable Swedish industry. The Delphi study aimed to identify key challenges related to the ambition to develop a socially sustainable, competitive, and green industry subjected to an accelerating pace of change. The Delphi study was based on an interactive research approach to facilitate the cocreation of knowledge for the dual purpose of advancing long-term theory development and innovation processes. The consortium and its reference groups consist of industrial companies (such as AstraZeneca, Ericsson IndustryLab, Rimaster, Saab Aeronautics, Scania, Volvo GTO and Volvo Cars), intermediaries and educational actors (such as Skill, IUC Sverige and Linköping Science Park), labour market organisations (including IF Metall, Industriarbetsgivarna, Unionen, and Teknikföretagen), governmental agencies (the Office for Sustainable Working life), and researchers from LiU, Chalmers, and RISE. There are key industrial targets forming the starting point for the Delphi study that also guide policies and investments in strategic agendas for the industrial stakeholders. For the Swedish industry to be resilient and sustainable, new competence and organisational abilities are required to decrease the dependency on fossil energy in production. Transformation towards electrification, circular economy, and digitalisation are key enablers, and these transitions are ongoing and accelerating at a fast pace. Furthermore, new and constantly emerging targets require organisational resilience, like managing new requirements and targets within energy consumption and supply of competence. The findings of this report include a total of 14 identified challenges. To organise and create conditions for flexible work for all To successfully manage crises and drastic external events To successfully drive and contribute to the green industrial transformation To facilitate employee-driven innovation and organisational learning To attract, develop and retain employees with the right skills To take advantage of and exploit the opportunities of digitalisation To create inclusive workplaces and utilise diversity To organise competence development To collaborate with external parties to ensure the availability of competence To design for socially sustainable work considering efficiency and good health in a dynamic environment To organise the creation of added value for and together with customers and suppliers To systematically drive continuous improvement work in parallel with long-term development work To develop leadership that creates better opportunities both for a climate-neutral footprint and a competitive industry with good working conditions To transform research- and policy-based knowledge into practice The 14 challenges were further analysed according to perceived importance and ability and presented in a priority matrix. According to the priority matrix, the 14 challenges were then synthesised into six main research themes: A. Innovative competence supply practice, B. Resilient organisations & production systems, C. Analytics for improvement & learning, D. Socially sustainable work, E. Green transformation practices, and an open and undefined research theme labelled as Future challenges. The research themes are also presented together with six main analytical and theoretical perspectives in a matrix that can be used to intersect and interweave the research themes to guide the research agenda in a potential future research program.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University, Education and Sociology, 2023. p. 88
Series
HELIX rapport 23:001
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-64376 (URN)
Available from: 2023-04-26 Created: 2023-04-26 Last updated: 2024-04-09Bibliographically approved
Williamsson, A. & Skagert, K. (2023). Trygghet i professionen: En vetenskaplig omvärldsanalys av socialsekreterares arbetssituation.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trygghet i professionen: En vetenskaplig omvärldsanalys av socialsekreterares arbetssituation
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med litteraturgranskningen var att kartlägga; kunskapsläget kring socialsekreterares arbetsmiljö i allmänhet, samt identifiera interventioner och aktiviteter för att stärka socialsekreterares möjlighet att i trygghet utöva sitt uppdrag korrekt utan påverkan i synnerhet. Via de svenska databaserna Swepub och GU supersök identifierades 15 publikationer, varav 5 inkluderades i analysen. För engelskspråkiga publikationer gjordes sökningar i Scopus, där 69 lästes i sin fulltext. Efter genomläsning inkluderas 44 stycken. Av de inkluderade publikationerna dominerade kvantitativa studier baserade på enkätdata. Förhållandevis få studier redogjorde för någon form av insats för att stärka tryggheten. Teoretiska referensramar som användes bland publikationerna var teorin om Exit- Voice och krav- och resursmodellen relaterat till olika hälsoutfall där samband mellan arbetsförhållanden och tankar på att sluta, arbetstillfredsställelse, utmattning samt upplevelsen av förändring av ens egna medkänsla med klienter kunde fastslås. De vetenskapliga artiklarna beskriver problem och faktorer som påverkar tryggheten i professionen på olika systemnivåer. Dels finns resultat på individuell medarbetarnivå, på arbetsgrupp- och yrkesprofessionsnivå, i relation till andra myndigheter samt på övergripande samhällsnivå som relaterar både till påverkan, hantering och konsekvenser för tryggheten i yrkesprofessionen. De krav som uppstår kan påverka i en nedåtgående spiral men det finns också stöd och resurser som kan stärka tryggheten för att balansera krav och grundläggande förutsättningar i yrket. Det traditionella arbetsmiljöarbetet kan behöva kompletteras med proaktivt arbete för att stärka förmågan att hantera oförutsedda händelser. Här tycks öppenhet i organisationen och professionsstärkande åtgärder vara viktigt både för individens, professionsteamets och organisationens hållbarhet.

Publisher
p. 29
Series
RISE Rapport ; 2023:51
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-64920 (URN)978-91-89821-03-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-06-05 Created: 2023-06-05 Last updated: 2023-10-31Bibliographically approved
Dellve, L. & Williamsson, A. (2022). Development Work in Swedish Eldercare: Resources for Trustworthy, Integrated Managerial Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers In Public Health, 10, Article ID 864272.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development Work in Swedish Eldercare: Resources for Trustworthy, Integrated Managerial Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2022 (English)In: Frontiers In Public Health, ISSN 2296-2565, Vol. 10, article id 864272Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The extensive needs for developments of eldercare addressing working conditions, care quality, influence, and safety was highlighted during the pandemic. This mixed-method study contribute with knowledge about capability-strengthening development work and its importance for trustworthy managerial work, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questionnaire data and narratives from first-line managers immediately before (n = 284) and 16 months into the pandemic (n = 189), structured interviews with development leaders (n = 25), and documents were analyzed. The results identify different focuses of development work. Strategic-level development leaders focused the strengthening of old adults' capabilities. While operational-level leaders approached strengthening employees' capability. First-line managers' rating of their trustworthy managerial work decreased during the pandemic and was associated with their workload, development support and capability-strengthening projects focusing employees' resources. The study demonstrates the gap between strategic and the operational levels regarding understanding of capability set and needed resources for strengthening capabilities and trustworthy, integrated managerial work regarding safety, influence, and quality conditions for old adults and employees. Copyright © 2022 Dellve and Williamsson.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2022
Keywords
capability, change leadership, elder care, home care service, leadership, managerial work practice, organizational developments, organizational improvement
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-59832 (URN)10.3389/fpubh.2022.864272 (DOI)2-s2.0-85134248551 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding details: 2020-01579; Funding details: AFA Försäkring, 190280; Funding details: Forskningsrådet om Hälsa, Arbetsliv och Välfärd, FORTE, 2017-00030; Funding text 1: This work was funded from Swedish Research Council for Health, Working-Life and Welfare (Forte Dnr 2020-01579).

Available from: 2022-08-03 Created: 2022-08-03 Last updated: 2023-04-27Bibliographically approved
Harlin, U., Williamsson, A., Eklund, J. & Berglund, M. (2022). Dialogverktyget Work Balance i praktiken: En lärande utvärdering för hållbart arbete. Linköping University, Logistics & Quality Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dialogverktyget Work Balance i praktiken: En lärande utvärdering för hållbart arbete
2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

För att svara upp mot utmaningarna inom det organisatoriska och sociala arbetsmiljöområdet och främja ett hållbart arbetsliv har Scania utvecklat dialogverktyget Work Balance. Det är forskningsbaserat och avser ge stöd och struktur åt chefer att föra djupare och regelbunden dialog med medarbetare kring upplevelser av arbetssituationer. Dialogen är strukturerad inom de fyra ämnesområdena Hanterbarhet, Begriplighet, Meningsfullhet och Återhämtning, och avses användas på frivillig basis i grupp eller individuellt. HELIX har i samarbete med Scania genomfört en lärande utvärdering av Work Balance. Syftet med denna utvärdering var att identifiera möjliggörare och hinder för användningen av Work Balance samt att ta fram förbättringsförslag som underlag för Scanias vidareutveckling av dialogverktyget. HELIX-forskare intervjuade 44 medarbetare, första och andra linjens chefer ur produktions- och kontorsmiljö, från sex produktionsenheter i fyra länder. Dessa använde eller hade valt att inte använda dialogverktyget. Resultaten visar en över lag positiv syn på Work Balance, på frivilligheten i användningen, relevansen, anpassningsbarheten, flexibiliteten och det varierade användningssättet. Men vid en produktionsenhet där verktyget inte fungerat som önskat har användningen avbrutits. Implementeringen varierade avseende tydlighet i information och träning i verktyget. Användningsförutsättningarna varierade kraftigt beroende på tidigare erfarenheter, kultur och mognad hos team och chefer att vara öppna och sätta ord på känslor. Användningen varierade även mellan produktionsenheter. Vid regelbunden användning var man mycket nöjd, men andra som inte sett nyttan hade slutat använda Work Balance. I produktion var teamen större, tiden mer begränsad, språk och frågor kändes mer abstrakta och användningen upplevdes svårare än i kontor. Högre chefers efterfrågan av användning tenderade ge en mer uthållig användning. Upplevda effekter var; öppnare klimat, bättre kommunikation, ökat samförstånd och tidigare identifiering av problem. Många trodde på en indirekt positiv koppling mellan Work Balance och nyckeltal. En enklare version av Work Balance efterfrågades, men också bättre hantering av identifierade problem, där mer stöd och utbildning till chefer och team behövs. En väl utvecklad förbättringskultur torde vara en bra grund för en utvecklad dialog där Work Balance kopplas till andra verktyg eller metoder som används i teamets kärnprocesser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University, Logistics & Quality Management, 2022. p. 53
Series
HELIX rapport 22:004
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-64375 (URN)
Available from: 2023-04-26 Created: 2023-04-26 Last updated: 2023-06-08Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A., Dellve, L., Williamsson, A. & Skagert, K. (2022). How Conditions and Resources Connected to Digital Management Systems and Remote Work Are Associated with Sustainable Work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(23), Article ID 15731.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Conditions and Resources Connected to Digital Management Systems and Remote Work Are Associated with Sustainable Work
2022 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 19, no 23, article id 15731Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The current state of work–life transformation will see more white-collar work being performed remotely using digital management systems. There is, however, a lack of research on factors and resources contributing to sustainable work when working remotely using digital management systems. The aim of this study was to study the conditions and resources connected to digital management systems and remote work, and their associations with sustainable work, in terms of process quality, trust, and sense of coherence, when working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. An analytical cross-sectional study was performed. Questionnaire data from white-collar employees (n = 484) in two private companies were analyzed with regression models, focusing on the importance of the conditions and resources connected to digital management systems and remote work, stratified by working from home or at the office. The results showed digital conditions and resources being associated with indicators of sustainable work. Furthermore, the results showed that social work relations were additional important explanatory factors for sustainable remote work. This study contributes to the development of a new post-pandemic work–life balance by concluding that sustainable remote work needs to be ensured by functional digital management systems and adequate leadership supporting the development of a positive team and learning climate. © 2022 by the authors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2022
Keywords
digital management systems, digital working conditions, remote work, sustainable work
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-61714 (URN)10.3390/ijerph192315731 (DOI)2-s2.0-85143721903 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding details: AFA Försäkring, 200364; Funding text 1: This research was funded by AFA Insurance, Sweden, grant number 200364.

Available from: 2022-12-29 Created: 2022-12-29 Last updated: 2023-05-23Bibliographically approved
Harlin, U., Williamsson, A., Berglund, M. & Eklund, J. (2022). Metodstöd för en hållbar arbetsmiljö – Reflektioner kring en pågående industristudie. In: Book of abstracts FALF 2022 Framtidens arbete – arbetets framtid: . Paper presented at FALF 2022 13–15 juni Kiruna Framtidens arbete – arbetets framtid.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metodstöd för en hållbar arbetsmiljö – Reflektioner kring en pågående industristudie
2022 (Swedish)In: Book of abstracts FALF 2022 Framtidens arbete – arbetets framtid, 2022Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-64084 (URN)
Conference
FALF 2022 13–15 juni Kiruna Framtidens arbete – arbetets framtid
Available from: 2023-02-23 Created: 2023-02-23 Last updated: 2023-06-08Bibliographically approved
Harlin, U., Williamsson, A., Eklund, J. & Berglund, M. (2022). The dialogue tool Work Balance in practice : A learning evaluation for sustainable work. LiU-Tryck, Linköping
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The dialogue tool Work Balance in practice : A learning evaluation for sustainable work
2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In order to respond to the challenges in the organisational and social work environment area and to promote a sustainable working life, Scania has developed the dialogue tool called Work Balance (WB) It is research-based and intended to provide support and structure for managers to maintain an in-depth and regular dialogue with employees about their experiences of work situations. The dialogue is structured using four elements – Manageability, Comprehensibility, Meaningfulness and Recovery – and is intended to be used on a voluntary basis in groups or individually. In cooperation with Scania, HELIX has conducted a learning evaluation for Work Balance. The purpose of this learning evaluation was to identify enablers and obstacles to the use of Work Balance and to produce improvement proposals as a basis for Scania’s further development of the dialogue tool. HELIX researchers interviewed 44 employees, first- and second-line managers from production and office environments, from six production units in four countries. These employees used or had chosen not to use the dialogue tool. The results show an overall positive view of Work Balance, of the voluntary use, relevance, adaptability, flexibility and the varied mode of application. However, its use has been discontinued at one production unit where the tool did not work as desired. The implementation varied in terms of clarity of information and training in the tool. The conditions of use varied greatly depending on previous experience, culture and maturity of teams and managers in terms of being open and putting feelings into words. Use also varied between production units. Those who used it regularly were very satisfied, while others who did not see the benefit stopped using Work Balance. In production, the teams were larger, time was more limited, language and questions felt more abstract, and use was perceived as more difficult than in an office environment. Senior managers requesting that it be used tended to result in more sustained use. Perceived effects were: a more open atmosphere, better communication, increased consensus and earlier identification of problems. Many believed in an indirect positive link between Work Balance and key performance indicators. A simpler version of Work Balance was requested, but also better handling of identified problems, where more support and training for managers and teams are needed. A well-developed culture of improvement should be a good basis for a developed dialogue where Work Balance is linked to other tools or methods used in the team’s core processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
LiU-Tryck, Linköping, 2022. p. 52
Series
HELIX Rapport 22:006
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-64022 (URN)
Available from: 2023-02-16 Created: 2023-02-16 Last updated: 2023-06-08Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, J., Östlund, B., Björling, G., Williamsson, A. & Eriksson, A. (2019). Interprofessional Learning for Enhanced Patient Safety: Biomedical Engineering Students and Nursing Students in Joint Learning Activities.. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 9(1)
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, Vol. 9, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: In the last decade, research has highlighted the importance of interprofessional approaches to education and practice. Collaboration between medical practice and engineering has been identified as particularly relevant to developing accountable models for sustainable healthcare and overcoming increased specialization leading to professional barriers. This study aims to analyze insights and understanding expressed by nursing students and biomedical engineering students following a joint learning activity regarding a medical device used in the hospital setting. Method: A qualitative approach deriving from a phenomenological view examined an interprofessional learning activity where the focus was on active integration and knowledge exchange. Conclusion: The activity was expressed as a positive opportunity for getting insights into perspectives from other professional groups as well as insights into the importance of a system perspective in patient safety. The learning and insights listed in the evaluations included ideas about how the two professional groups could collaborate in the future.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-61104 (URN)10.22230/jripe.2019v9n1a275 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-10-21 Created: 2022-10-21 Last updated: 2023-04-27Bibliographically approved
Williamsson, A., Dellve, L. & Karltun, A. (2019). Nurses’ use of visual management in hospitals - a longitudinal, quantitative study on its implications on systems performance and working conditions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(4), 760-771
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nurses’ use of visual management in hospitals - a longitudinal, quantitative study on its implications on systems performance and working conditions
2019 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 75, no 4, p. 760-771Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to examine potential benefits provided by dailyvisual management tool use and explore its association with systems performanceand working conditions among hospital nurses.Background: Visual management tools used in everyday work and improvementwork in health care theoretically contribute to shared understanding of complexwork systems and provide certain user benefits. Cognitive load, miscommunicationwithin and between professional groups, and pressure to engage in care processredesign add to nurses’ strained working conditions.Design: Quantitative longitudinal.Methods: Questionnaires were distributed at T0, (N = 948, 66% response rate), T1(N = 900, 70% response rate), and T2 (N = 621, 72% response rate) to nurses atfive hospitals. Three groups of users (daily users, start users, and non‐daily users)were compared by means T1–T2 (significance tested with Wilcoxon signed ranktest) and by mixed model repeated measures T0, T1, T2.Results: Daily use associated to better overview of work, collaboration, social capital,and clinical engagement. Job resources were rated higher by daily users. Mentalstress increased and development opportunities decreased over time among nondailyusers. There were associations between use and perceptions of systems performance,though the differences between groups were small.Conclusion: This study specifically explores visual management tool use in the hospitalsetting, which contributes to research by broadening the understanding of cognitive,social, and emotional benefits provided by visual management tool use. Dailyuse was associated to positive working conditions, small but positive differences insystems performance, and indicated a buffering effect on nurses’ mental stress.

Keywords
care process redesign, cognitive load, longitudinal, nurses, quantitative, visual management tools, working conditions
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-61107 (URN)10.1111/jan.13855 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-10-21 Created: 2022-10-21 Last updated: 2023-04-27Bibliographically approved
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