Orchestration in Work Environment Policy Programs

Keywords: Health, Working Environment and Wellbeing, Labor market institutions & social partners


In spite of many years’ efforts, it is difficult to prove substantial improvements of the work environment and policymakers are continuously searching for new efficient strategies. This paper examines the concept of orchestration of work environment programs, based on an empirical analysis of recent Danish policy. Orchestration is a strategy where different stakeholders and activities are integrated into a unified program aimed at a specific target group. The analysis includes three policy cases, supplemented with two company case studies. The research shows a move toward a more governance type of regulation, which is not only emerging in network but also includes more explicitly orchestrated policy programs. The stakeholders participate in the network with different interests and the orchestration of work environment policies is therefore built on a platform of regulation, as it is especially important for employers and unions as key stakeholders in order to accept these shared policies.

Author Biographies

Peter Hasle, Aalborg University
 Professor, Sustainable Production, Department of Materials and Production, mail: hasle@business.aau.dk
Hans Jørgen Limborg, Team Working Life Aps
 Head of Research
Sisse Grøn, University of Sydney
 Research Associate, Menzies Centre for Health Policy
Bjarke Refslund, Aalborg University
 Post-doctoral researcher, Sustainable Production, Department of Materials and Production
How to Cite
Hasle, P., Limborg, H. J., Grøn, S., & Refslund, B. (2017). Orchestration in Work Environment Policy Programs. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 7(3). https://doi.org/10.18291/njwls.v7i3.97092