Orchestration in work environment policy programs

Peter Hasle, Hans Jørgen Limborg, Sisse Grøn, Bjarke Refslund

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Journal of Working Life Studies
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)43-62
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Network governance
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Policy development
  • Policy orchestration
  • Public policy
  • Work environment

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