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First-line managers’ work situation determines the staff’s well-being

First-line managers’ work situation determines the staff’s well-being

Press releases   •   Aug 23, 2019 08:00 UTC

“First-Line Managers are completely dependent on the support and the possibilities they get from above. This is easily forgotten when you discuss the individual manager,” says researcher Heidi Hagerman from the University of Gävle.

Flexible work – heaven or hell?

Flexible work – heaven or hell?

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 14:37 UTC

A research group headed by Gunnar Bergström, professor in occupational health science at the University of Gävle, will for six years study the opportunities and challenges of flexible work. Researchers know that workers employed through a staffing agency find it harder to become integrated in the workplace, that their health is poorer and that there is an excess risk of occupational injuries.

Researcher in occupational health sciences awarded the Royal Skyttean Society prize

Distracting noises in offices very costly

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2019 15:00 UTC

​“Despite the fact that research shows that 8 out of 10 office workers are distracted by noises and state that their productivity decreases by up to 66 percent, we keep investing in open-office environments,” says John Marsh, researcher at the University of Gävle. “There is no way to avoid these noises, noises which make people sick and which have a strong negative impact on productivity,”

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