Motivating employees in times of closure: A study of the decommissioning process of nuclear power plants
Steimer, Johan (2020)
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the issues of maintaining a motivated workforce during the process of dismantling of a power plant and the existence of the organization. The business for this case study is nuclear power plants in Sweden. The main focus of the study are the questions, what motivates the employees in the latter part of the dismantling and what aspects play a key role in ensuring key employees not leaving on beforehand? The research is composed as a case study with a theory part to form an idea and in-depth interviews to get insight in one of the companies. Findings in this research are that basic needs as salary and job security plays a large role to keep employees. To further strengthen the company, to maintain motivated employees, another insight is creating meaning in and at work. To create a meaning for the individuals’ tasks as well as creating a higher purpose for the company, and corporate social responsibilities are key factors.