Collaborative decision-making in return-to-work negotiations
Ristimäki, Hanna Leena; Tiitinen, Sanni; Juvonen-Posti, Pirjo; Ruusuvuori, Johanna (2020-12)
Ristimäki, Hanna Leena
12 / 2020
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This study addresses the ways in which shared decision-making in multi-party return-to-work (RTW) negotiations is constructed as a collaborative practice. The research data are video-recorded Finnish RTW negotiations (n = 14), in which the physician, employer and employee make highly sensitive decisions concerning the employee's return to work after a long sick leave. We show how the participants used turn design, gazes and gestures as resources in both treating their co-participants as eligible to participate in decision-making and claiming the deontic rights for themselves. We also present a deviant case in which a negotiator included only one participant in the decision-making in their initial proposal, which was treated as accountable by the co-participants.
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