Forms of Participation: The Development and Application of a Conceptual Model of Participation in Work Environment Interventions

Johan Simonsen Abildgaard*, Henna Hasson, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Lise Tevik Løvseth, Arja Ala-Laurinaho, Karina Nielsen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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In the realm of work environment improvements, the Nordic countries have led the way in demonstrating that employee participation is a key requisite for achieving improvements. Despite this, there is a lack of precision as to what ‘participatory’ in a participatory work environment intervention means. In this study, the authors present a conceptual model for participation in work environment interventions and apply it to protocols and manuals from eight participatory interventions to determine the form of participation used in each intervention. The authors suggest that the conceptual model can be applied in the design and assessment of participatory work environment interventions.
TidsskriftEconomic and Industrial Democracy
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)746-769
Antal sider24
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2020
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Employee participation
  • Engagement
  • Involvement
  • Organizational interventions
  • Work environment
  • Working conditions