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Sustainable and health promoting: Leading, organizing and organizational conditions

Research project
Inactive research
Project size
2 496 000 kr
Project period
2013 - 2016
Project owner
Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap

Short description

Knowledge of the basic psychosocial working conditions that are important to sustain employees' health is today relatively well developed. Nevertheless, new conditions arise continuously and the working conditions changes and needs to be understood to be handled. The studies examine the ways in which leadership practice and organizing of these have significance for employees more health-promoting and sustainable conditions. The studies examine the implications for work-related health, well-being and sick leave, as well as for work engagement and productivity. Likewise, we examine how leadership, organizing and organizational relationships contribute to learning, trust, and participation. In various sub-projects, the interaction between leadership and organizing is studied at the national, governance, workplace, group and individual levels


Dellve, L., & Eriksson, A. (2017). Health-promoting managerial work: A theoretical framework for a leadership program that supports knowledge and capability to craft sustainable work practices in daily practice and during organizational change. Societies, 7(2), 12.

Dellve, L., & Eriksson, A. (2016, translated 2019) Work material supporting development of sustainable and health-promoting leadership in everyday work and during change


Andrea Eriksson, project leader, associate professor, Ergonomics, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Lotta Dellve, project leader professor, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Email:

Ellen Jaldestad, PhD student, Ergonomics, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Göran Jutengren, senior lecturer, University of Borås

Åsa Tjulin, senior lecturer, Mid Sweden University