How are you, expert employee? Employee wellbeing in an expert organization

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi Rajaniemi, Outi 2012-06-02T01:30:44Z 2012-06-02T01:30:44Z 2012
dc.description.abstract RESEARCH OBJECTIVES This thesis contributes to employee wellbeing research tradition and focuses especially on investigating the expert employee’s wellbeing at work. The purpose of the study is to examine how expert employees define the term employee wellbeing, and to find out how they construct their understanding of wellbeing at work. I will also investigate whether Scrum method, a way of working implemented in the organization, affects on employees’ wellbeing and how employees experience the influence of the working method for their wellbeing. METHODOLOGY The study is a qualitative case study conducted in the Research and Development department of an international telecommunications company. The empirical part of the study consists of 12 semi-structured interviews of employees who were working as software or testing engineers and of the company’s internal materials such as intranet pages and wellbeing related documents. The empirical data was analyzed with content analysis method. RESULTS Findings of the study show that the expert employees perceive wellbeing as motivation, autonomy, convenience or work ability. Psychological and social dimensions of employee wellbeing were highlighted when employees defined employee wellbeing. On the contrary, the employer in question emphasizes the physical side of wellbeing. A pronounced significance of actual work was also characteristic for the expert employees and they emphasized the meaning of actual work for their wellbeing at work. Findings suggest that when developing employee wellbeing in an expert organization, the attention should be drawn to matters that expert employees themselves consider important for their wellbeing. In addition, the special attention needs to be given also to the proper implementation and application used of the working method. KEYWORDS Employee wellbeing, expert organization, Scrum Method en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.title How are you, expert employee? Employee wellbeing in an expert organization en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Economics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Management and International Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword Employee wellbeing
dc.subject.keyword expert organization
dc.subject.keyword Scrum Method
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201206031747
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Organization and Management en
dc.programme.major Organisaatiot ja johtaminen fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon johtaminen
dc.subject.helecon management
dc.subject.helecon organisaatio
dc.subject.helecon organization
dc.subject.helecon henkilöstöhallinto
dc.subject.helecon personnel management
dc.subject.helecon henkilöstö
dc.subject.helecon personnel
dc.subject.helecon asiantuntijat
dc.subject.helecon specialists
dc.subject.helecon työ
dc.subject.helecon work
dc.subject.helecon työntekijät
dc.subject.helecon workers
dc.subject.helecon työelämä
dc.subject.helecon working life
dc.subject.helecon hyvinvointi
dc.subject.helecon welfare
dc.ethesisid 12821 2012-05-04
dc.location P1 I

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