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Towards good and effective management in a museum: the importance to understand understanding

Paulsson, Anna (2008)
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Abstract
In order to become a high performing organisation and to certify as an "Investor In People", the Museum in this study wants to develop a shared definition of good and effective management. Hence, ten senior managers were interviewed using a qualitative and semi structured approach. The management situation at the museum was analysed using four leadership paradigms; Classical, Transactional, Visionary and Organic. The Museum pushes for a Visionary approach, which according to literature would strengthen performance. In practice however, the organization prevails in the Transactional leadership paradigm, with a high degree of control of staff and with a top-down approach. The main constraints for change are rationalistic approaches to people... (More)
In order to become a high performing organisation and to certify as an "Investor In People", the Museum in this study wants to develop a shared definition of good and effective management. Hence, ten senior managers were interviewed using a qualitative and semi structured approach. The management situation at the museum was analysed using four leadership paradigms; Classical, Transactional, Visionary and Organic. The Museum pushes for a Visionary approach, which according to literature would strengthen performance. In practice however, the organization prevails in the Transactional leadership paradigm, with a high degree of control of staff and with a top-down approach. The main constraints for change are rationalistic approaches to people management and the lack of arenas for critical reflection of underlying assumptions. With critical reflection and dialogue, a shared definition of good and effective management, based on a shared understanding, could potentially boost performance. (Less)
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author
Paulsson, Anna
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organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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museum, management, leadership, effectiveness, paradigms, shared values, understanding, critical reflection, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Adult education, permanent education, Vuxenutbildning, livslångt lärande
language
English
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1320351
date added to LUP
2008-04-29
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2014-09-04 08:36:58
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  abstract     = {In order to become a high performing organisation and to certify as an "Investor In People", the Museum in this study wants to develop a shared definition of good and effective management. Hence, ten senior managers were interviewed using a qualitative and semi structured approach. The management situation at the museum was analysed using four leadership paradigms; Classical, Transactional, Visionary and Organic. The Museum pushes for a Visionary approach, which according to literature would strengthen performance. In practice however, the organization prevails in the Transactional leadership paradigm, with a high degree of control of staff and with a top-down approach. The main constraints for change are rationalistic approaches to people management and the lack of arenas for critical reflection of underlying assumptions. With critical reflection and dialogue, a shared definition of good and effective management, based on a shared understanding, could potentially boost performance.},
  author       = {Paulsson, Anna},
  keyword      = {museum,management,leadership,effectiveness,paradigms,shared values,understanding,critical reflection,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Adult education, permanent education,Vuxenutbildning, livslångt lärande},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Towards good and effective management in a museum: the importance to understand understanding},
  year         = {2008},
}