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"Man måste brinna för det man gör": en studie av arbetsledarnas arbetssituation inom handikapp- och äldreomsorgen i Halmstad kommun.

Stehn, Lena and Karlsson, Yvonne (2008)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The focus in this paper was on managers in the middle position in the care of the elderly and people with disabilities. The aim was to develop knowledge about the conditions of work among managers in the middle position and what they characterized as good leadership and which strategies they used in their work. The empirical data consisted of nine qualitative interviews with managers in the middle position in the municipality of Halmstad.

The frameworks that mainly limited the middle managers' discretion were laws, political regulations and most of all it was the allocated budget. Their discretion was found closer to the operation such as working methods, recruitment and changes in job schedules. The middle managers spent the majority of... (More)
The focus in this paper was on managers in the middle position in the care of the elderly and people with disabilities. The aim was to develop knowledge about the conditions of work among managers in the middle position and what they characterized as good leadership and which strategies they used in their work. The empirical data consisted of nine qualitative interviews with managers in the middle position in the municipality of Halmstad.

The frameworks that mainly limited the middle managers' discretion were laws, political regulations and most of all it was the allocated budget. Their discretion was found closer to the operation such as working methods, recruitment and changes in job schedules. The middle managers spent the majority of their working hours with personnel administrative work and that they often had to prioritise among their tasks. We discovered that the middle managers had developed strategies in their work. Practical strategies were used to better handle the daily work. Mental strategies were used by the middle managers to modify the conceptions of their work to better match their ability to perform. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The focus in this paper was on managers in the middle position in the care of the elderly and people with disabilities. The aim was to develop knowledge about the conditions of work among managers in the middle position and what they characterized as good leadership and which strategies they used in their work. The empirical data consisted of nine qualitative interviews with managers in the middle position in the municipality of Halmstad.

The frameworks that mainly limited the middle managers' discretion were laws, political regulations and most of all it was the allocated budget. Their discretion was found closer to the operation such as working methods, recruitment and changes in job schedules. The middle managers spent the majority of their working hours with personnel administrative work and that they often had to prioritise among their tasks. We discovered that the middle managers had developed strategies in their work. Practical strategies were used to better handle the daily work. Mental strategies were used by the middle managers to modify the conceptions of their work to better match their ability to perform.},
  author       = {Stehn, Lena and Karlsson, Yvonne},
  keyword      = {Lipsky Michael,Handikapp- och äldreomsorg,Arbetsledare,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring,Care and help to handicapped,Handikappade, vård och rehabilitering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Man måste brinna för det man gör": en studie av arbetsledarnas arbetssituation inom handikapp- och äldreomsorgen i Halmstad kommun.},
  year         = {2008},
}