Change Processes for Attractive Work in Small Manufacturing Companies
2009 (English)In: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, ISSN 1090-8471, E-ISSN 1520-6564, Vol. 19, no 1, 35-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The article originates from research in interaction between researchers and companies in a network,which has led to an increasing awareness among managers on issues such as reasons behind difficultiesin attracting competent labor. Particularly, attention has been directed toward the importance ofwork environment improvements that increase the attractivity of industrial work. To deal with suchchallenges, for more than 5 years a number of small engineering companies, with research support,have been engaged in change processes based on the concept of attractive work. The purpose of thearticle is to develop knowledge and understanding for how small engineering companies can createmore attractive work. One goal is to make it possible to draw conclusions about the employees’ experiencesof changes in the attractivity of industrial work. Efforts in this direction have been conductedthrough work environment assessments (before and after the changes) and through administration ofa questionnaire. The results show that it is possible to analyze how employees experience changes inthe attractivity of work. This is most interesting from the perspective that the results can be used forassisting further improvements.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 19, no 1, 35-63 p.
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5848DOI: 10.1002/hfm.20133ISI: 000262154200003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5848DiVA: diva2:10363
Tidigare titel: Development processes for attractive work in small engineering companies
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QC 201009292006-05-302006-05-302010-09-29Bibliographically approved