Local workplace or team meetings (APT)
Local workplace or team meetings, so called APT's (arbetsplatsträffar) should be held regularly and the contents of these meetings are regulated in an agreement.
The local KTH agreement between management and staff about staff collaboration, Samverkan för utveckling vid KTH (in Swedish) .
Appendix 2 to the agreement - Implementation of workplace meetings, Genomförande av arbetsplatsträffar (in Swedish) .
Policy and guidelines
Workplace meetings are a part of collaboration. APT is a forum for dialogue between employees and the manager to work together with planning, development and follow-up of the work within each manager's area of responsibility.
All staff members at KTH have the right to receive continuous information from their immediate superior. Good information forms the basis for the opportunity for transparency and influence over issues that affect the work situation and work environment. This is a prerequisite for all employees to feel involved and understood with KTH's operational goals.
APT should be a forum for opinion ventilation, suggestions and influence and not only contain information. The employees' knowledge, initiative and creativity are used to bring about a positive development of the business.
The manager must regularly hold workplace meetings with his employees, at least once a month during terms. The workplace meetings should be planned over a longer period, so that as many people as possible can participate. As this is also part of the work management, attendance is mandatory and any absence must be notified to the manager.
On the agenda the following matters should be included:
- Review of minutes from the previous meeting.
- Dialogue on workplace-specific issues such as planning, development, improvement and follow-up of the business
- Current information from the manager, both KTH overall issues and school / department-specific issues such as staff changes, premises issues, etc.
- Current information from the employee such as ongoing activities / projects and participation in training / conferences / seminars.
- Work environment issues.
Summary of the meeting
- What have we decided?
- What to do? Action plan / measures?
- Who is responsible?