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The attractiveness on the work in affected when production of handcrafted log houses moves indoors
Högskolan Dalarna.
2006 (English)In: Silva Fennica, ISSN 0037-5330, Vol. 40, no 3, 545-558 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Viewed from a historical perspective, a shift has occurred within the forestry and wood sector towards indoor work. In Sweden, the production of handcrafted log houses has now also begun to move indoors. With a point of departure in development processes within the log house sector involving working indoors, education, work attractiveness, between 2001-2005, the aim of this study was to compare indoor work with outdoor work, based on log house builders' experience of working on handcrafted log houses. Methods used in the interactive development project involving apprentices, experienced log house builders and researchers, were participation with continuous documentation of experiences and opinions; questions; interviews; and measurement of the work environment. The Attractive Work Model has been used in order to analyse perceptions and values. The changes, 15 out of 22 areas, were perceived both negatively and positively. Therefore, it can not be said that working on traditional, handcrafted log houses becomes more attractive if it is moved indoors. The majority wanted to work both outdoors and indoors, while most of the others only wanted to work outdoors. The results indicate that there is scope for developing more attractive work indoors by utilising experiences from log house builders and closely related activities such as the forestry and wood sector. Changes made within one area of work attractiveness affect other areas. Further research is needed both with regard to comparisons between indoor and outdoor work and regarding the interaction between the areas that are identified in the Attractive Work Model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 40, no 3, 545-558 p.
Keyword [en]
log house building; attractive work; indoor; outdoor; work environment
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7209ISI: 000240672300012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7209DiVA: diva2:12149
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QC 20100713Available from: 2007-05-29 Created: 2007-05-29 Last updated: 2010-07-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Attraktivitetens dynamik: studier av förändringar i arbetets attraktivitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Attraktivitetens dynamik: studier av förändringar i arbetets attraktivitet
2007 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

This thesis takes a point of departure in the problems to recruit and retain personnel in woodworking companies. Companies, actors of society and researchers started with the ambition to create work which people, especially young ones, would like to have and where employees want to stay. The research has been carried out within the att…-project in collaboration between Dalarna University and National Institute for Working Life.

The primary purpose was to create deeper understanding of characteristics of attractive work. A distinction has been made between on the one hand what makes work attractive, and on the other hand changes of the attractiveness. The empirical problem with recruitment was a starting point, followed by an interaction between theory and empiricism. The relation to practioners can be described as interactive with usefulness in focus. Questionnaires, group discussions and interviews, as well as informal conversations, have been used in five separate studies.

The attractiveness of work depends on the individual’s estimation of the totality of work based upon her/his life situation. Characteristic for attractive work is that it is dynamic and comparative. Positive factors of work are related to other employments or to the idea of attractive work. A model of attractive work which represents an overall picture regarding what makes work attractive contains about 80 qualities in 22 dimensions. One finding is that changes in one dimension influences other dimensions. Another finding is that changed estimations of work depends both on changed valuation of the importance of different aspects of work, and on changed conception of the aspects.

It is not enough to do a single effort aimed at retaining and recruiting personnel since the attractiveness of work is dynamic and comparisons are made with other employments. Companies must continuously do efforts for more attractive work. Existing attractive qualities that are hidden from applicants can be displayed. Other qualities can be realized and added to. Knowledge about what makes work attractive and about the dynamic of the attractiveness is valuable to create more attractive work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2007. 59, [2] p.
Series
Trita-IEO, ISSN 1100-7982 ; 2007:03
Keyword
attractive work, needs, motivation, work satisfaction, dynamics, work environment, woodworking industry, log house building
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4401 (URN)978-91-7178-683-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2007-06-07, Sal F3, KTH, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 13:00
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