The jury's motivation
The fact that Umeå University has created a healthy organisation is no coincidence – it is the result of a long and systematic investment in work environment on several levels and in all areas. The University is continuously working with leadership development and managerial support providing the right conditions for successful and health-promoting leadership.
With their awareness of the importance of acting early and of the challenges in enjoying work but not overworking yourself, they are working with preventative measures and a long-term approach to counteract ill health.
The stabile rules and regulations of the organisation, the comprehensive view on work environment and health, and accessible support for managers and co-workers qualifies Umeå University as the winner in Västerbotten County, resulting in becoming a finalists in the competition for the title of Sweden's Healthiest Company.