The number of people on sick leave due to stress is increasing in both Sweden and Dalarna, according to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. Niklas Ström in Borlänge has personal experience of being on sick leave. Today, he works as a work environment consultant and helps companies create a sustainable work environment.

Ambiguity at work

According to Ström, there are many reasons for fatigue syndrome.

"For example, it can be about ambiguity and poor structure in the workplace. For some, hybrid work can also be problematic because it can be difficult to separate free time with work hours.

Lack of knowledge among employers

"In general, there is very little knowledge among employers about the Work Environment Act and especially the psychosocial part. I would like to see more employers learn to recognize the signs of their employees and to act in time, Niklas Ström continues.