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Design principles for data- and change-oriented organisational analysis in workplace health promotion


Inauen, A; Jenny, G; Bauer, G (2012). Design principles for data- and change-oriented organisational analysis in workplace health promotion. Health Promotion International, 27(2):275-283.

Abstract

This article focuses on organizational analysis in workplace
health promotion (WHP) projects. It shows how this
analysis can be designed such that it provides rational data
relevant to the further context-specific and goal-oriented
planning of WHP and equally supports individual and
organizational change processes implied by WHP. Design
principles for organizational analysis were developed on
the basis of a narrative review of the guiding principles of
WHP interventions and organizational change as well as
the scientific principles of data collection. Further, the
practical experience of WHP consultants who routinely
conduct organizational analysis was considered. This
resulted in a framework with data-oriented and changeoriented
design principles, addressing the following
elements of organizational analysis in WHP: planning the
overall procedure, data content, data-collection methods
and information processing. Overall, the data-oriented
design principles aim to produce valid, reliable and
representative data, whereas the change-oriented design
principles aim to promote motivation, coherence and a
capacity for self-analysis. We expect that the simultaneous
consideration of data- and change-oriented design principles
for organizational analysis will strongly support the
WHP process. We finally illustrate the applicability of the
design principles to health promotion within a WHP case study.

Abstract

This article focuses on organizational analysis in workplace
health promotion (WHP) projects. It shows how this
analysis can be designed such that it provides rational data
relevant to the further context-specific and goal-oriented
planning of WHP and equally supports individual and
organizational change processes implied by WHP. Design
principles for organizational analysis were developed on
the basis of a narrative review of the guiding principles of
WHP interventions and organizational change as well as
the scientific principles of data collection. Further, the
practical experience of WHP consultants who routinely
conduct organizational analysis was considered. This
resulted in a framework with data-oriented and changeoriented
design principles, addressing the following
elements of organizational analysis in WHP: planning the
overall procedure, data content, data-collection methods
and information processing. Overall, the data-oriented
design principles aim to produce valid, reliable and
representative data, whereas the change-oriented design
principles aim to promote motivation, coherence and a
capacity for self-analysis. We expect that the simultaneous
consideration of data- and change-oriented design principles
for organizational analysis will strongly support the
WHP process. We finally illustrate the applicability of the
design principles to health promotion within a WHP case study.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:17 May 2011 14:55
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 08:18
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0957-4824
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dar030
PubMed ID:21558286

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