The area Work organisation consists of research about changing employment and power relations at work places as well as knowledge production about how work is organised in the development towards new models, where digitalisation, employee health and safety and new ”job design” and new professional roles can be combined. Forte has two scientific panels within the area.

Studies of the link between globalization, new distributed work constellations and risks of unemployment, job insecurities and temporary employment is included in the area. Research on forms of leadership, management, learning and control is also evaluated, including the connection to mental illness. Participation and work related control as well as power relations analysed from gender and ethnicity perspectives are included.

In addition, the panel evaluates research on mental health, stress, discrimination and exclusionary processes and their effects on working life and organisations.

Key concepts

  • Competence, professional roles, learning and development
  • Motivation, attitudes, work appreciation, relationships at work
  • Control, leadership and forms of organisation
  • Influence and participation, power, gender
  • Changes in working life and organisation, globalisation, digitalisation
  • Work related mental health

Members of the scientific panels

  • Chairpersons

  • Irene Jensen

    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute

  • Tuija Muhonen

    Faculty of culture and society, Malmö university

  • Members

  • Guy Ahonen

    Hanken School of Economics, Finland

  • Christian Berggren

    Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping university

  • Erik Berntson

    Department of Psychology, Stockholms university

  • Lotta Dellve

    Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare, University of Borås and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Akademin

  • Mattias Elg

    Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University

  • Birgitta Eriksson

    Karlstad Business School, Karlstads university

  • Terje Grønning

    Department of Education, University of Oslo

  • Helle Holt

    The Danish National Centre for Social Research

  • Ulf Johanson

    Intervention and Implementation Research, Karolinska Institute

  • Mikko Laaksonen

    Finnish Centre for Pensions, Finland

  • Arnstein Mykletun

    Norwegian institute of public health and University of New South Wales, Sydney

  • Maria Silfverstolpe

    Almega - Employers’ Organisation for the Swedish Service Sector

  • Susanna Stymne Airey

    AFA Insurance

  • Måns Svensson

    Sociology of Law Department, Lund University

  • Jonas Söderlund

    Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour , Norwegian business school

  • Ulrica Von Thiele Schwarz

    Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institute

  • Ann Wastesson

    City of Stockholm