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Lisa Björk

PhD

Senior developer Organizational work environment
Phone: +46 31-342 07 23 
lisa.m.bjork@vgregion.se

Research areas

Managers are responsible for organizing work and distributing work tasks among the staff - but how do the managers' working conditions relate to the employees' work environment, and to the effectiveness and quality of services? How does public governance affect to the way work is organized in the public sector, in hospitals, schools and eldercare facilities? And how is gender associated to the organization of work? These are examples of issues that interest me as a researcher. In my work I have been given the opportunity to conduct research in a close collaboration with actual workplaces.

Ongoing Projects

Currently, I am the project leader of the PRIMA, focusing on how primary care can involve the employer in supporting patients with stress-related mental disorders back to work. I participate in several  other projects dealing within different research topics; e.g the work environment and health of beginning teachers; age management in health care services; and the polarization of work environmental risks on the Swedish labour market.  The driving force of all I do is that the research I am involved in may be of benefit to employees and managers in the public sector.

Publications

Corin L, & Björk, L. Job demands and job resources in human service managerial work – An external assessment through work content analysis. 
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, January 4, 2017. 

Björk, L, & Härenstam, A. Differences in organizational preconditions for managers in genderized municipal services. 
Scandinavian Journal of Management, 2016 

Björk, L.; Szücs, S. & Härenstam, A. Measuring capacity to perform across local government services - managers' perceptions.
International Journal of Public Sector Management, Januari 2014

Lisa Björk (avhandling) Contextualizing managerial work in local government organization
Göteborgs universitet, December 2013

Björk, L.; Bejerot, E.; Jacobshagen, N. & Härenstam, A.  I shouldn’t have to do this: Illegitimate tasks as a stressor in relation to organizational control and resource deficits.
Work & Stress, Augusti 2013

 

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