Sustainable learning during radical change
The covid-19 pandemic has contributed to a radical shift to an increased number of employees working from home.
This project is focusing the interplay between HTO, i.e. between the individual’s ability to deal with daily challenges connected to flexible work (Human) and digital ways of working (Technology) as well as how leadership practices., forms of communication and work relationships (Organization) impact trust, work engagement and performance during the transition to more flexible ways of working.
The aim of the project is, based on an HTO-perspective, to investigate how learnings on sustainable ways of organizing work can be developed under and after a transition to flexibility to where and when employees work. The design in the project is based on an interactive approach. To industrial companies/businesses with 300-500 employees each are participating in the study. Data collection methods include surveys to all employees in participating businesses, interviews with key actors as well as workshops with a selection of 3-4 workplaces in each company.
The project is expected to generate knowledge on how leadership practices for flexible ways of working, including digital work methods, can be employed in ways that promote performance, well-being, trust and collaboration. Based on the results recommendations for sustainable development of more flexible ways of working, including good digital working environment, will be made. The project also includes learnings on implementing interactive research methods.
AFA Försäkring 2021-2023
Andrea Eriksson, KTH (project leader)
Anna Williamsson, PhD, RISE IVF AB
Katrin Skagert, PhD, RISE IVF AB
Lotta Dellve, Professor, Göteborgs universitet