Leadership and organizational model for innovative, efficient and socially sustainable production teams
Research Project , 2021 – 2024

Purpose and goal: The purpose is to adapt, implement and evaluate a leadership and organizational model for production teams, in order to achieve high innovation capability and organizational learning, with economic and social sustainability. The operators are given the opportunity to own and be responsible for the development and improvement of their process through a deeper competence in areas that are essential for the production teams´ production. The goal is to increase the knowledge about organizing and leading production teams for innovation, efficiency and a good working environment.
Expected results and effects: Expected results are increased understanding of:
- how the leadership behavior of first-line managers impact production team performance, innovation capability and social sustainability
- innovation capability for production teams in Sweden
- perceptions of operators and first-line managers, in Swedish production environments, about motivation, leadership, social and organizational work environment - how the context impact the adaption of leadership and organizational model for the companies
- how leadership and organizational learning are affected by the interventions
Approach and implementation: The project can be divided into three main phases: the current situation, intervention and evaluation phase. In the first phase, a qualitative and quantitative analysis is carried out in the companies. In the intervention phase, the leadership and organizational model is adapted to the context and then implemented and tested, in selected pilots. In the evaluation phase, the researchers analyze the effects in the various pilot groups, in order to further develop the model and enabling the results to be more widely disseminated.

Participants

Carl Wänström (contact)

Senior Lecturer at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Elin Edén

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Malin C Hallin

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Susanne Kullberg

Lecturer at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Collaborations

Automotive Components Floby AB

Floby, Sweden

Falks Metall AB

Gnosjö, Sweden

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2021–2024

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Production

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2021-01-27