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Är den traditionella arbetstiden för alla?: - En fenomenografisk studie om hur förkortad arbetstid påverkar organisationer inom den privata och offentliga sektorn
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Introduction: The issue of working time reduction has continued to be discussed in various contexts and has become a current social debate. Because of this, it was of interest to carry out research in the area by analyzing what effects a shortening of working time has on an activity from an economic perspective and also concerning productivity goals and result orientation.

Aim: The purpose of this study is to analyze how shortening of working hours affects the organizations' finances, productivity goals and results in the private sector.

Method: This research is focused on a phenomenografic method with its base in qualitative interviews.

Result: The result section is presented in the following main themes: Arguments for the introduction of shortened working day; Organizational effects and disadvantages of the introduction of shorter working days.

Conclusion: The difference between the private and public sector is in focus and the motivation for why an abbreviated working day has been introduced differs between them. While the private sector focuses on efficiency and increased profitability, the public sector focuses on well-being and thus productivity. One of the most important findings identified in this study is that the primary argument for introducing six hours working day, which also reflected the new organization after the change work, was to create a better balance between work and leisure.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 60
Keywords [en]
working hours, work week, organization, efficiency, productivity
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38610OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-38610DiVA, id: diva2:1338169
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Business Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2019-07-22 Created: 2019-07-20 Last updated: 2019-07-22Bibliographically approved

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