The report was commissioned after the general election last September in order to analyse where the party went wrong and to suggest a new direction.
Two of the main problems identified in the report are the party’s alliance with the Greens and the Left Party as well a failure to fight against growing inequality in Swedish society.
“We have been a little too defensive, a little too anxious. We haven’t pushed our basic values with enough self confidence,” said Johansson.
Speaking to Radio Sweden, the other joint chairperson of the Commission, Ardalan Shekarabi says it is important that the party get back to Social Democratic basics and talk about job creation.
"There is no Social Democratic party anywhere in the world that can win elections if they don't have a good job policy that people believe in. I think that has been one of the most difficult questions for us", he says.
The commission also recommends reforming the party structure and introducing more direct democracy within the Social Democrats.
"Becoming a member of the Social Democrat party must mean that you have a chance to influence the party, and take part in decision-making. We should have more votes on our policy making, why not have a membership vote on our school policy or other fields?", he adds.
The commission's report will be discussed at the party's extra congress in March, where it will also elect a new leader.