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Innanför Polisens väggar. En kvalitativ studie om organisationskultur och organisationsförändringar inom Polisen.

Larsson, Matilda LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose with this essay was to investigate the characteristics of the organizational culture within the Police in a specific department in Skåne, Sweden. I also examined if this organizational culture had any impact on how to perform organizational changes within the Police. The study is based on interviews that I have made with two officers. Theories about organizational culture and organizational changes have been used to support the result. Organizational culture consists of four elements; values, norms, fundamental assumptions and understanding of the reality. Artefacts and subcultures are also conceptions from this theory. For example the result shows that it exist values that the organization wants the officers to follow but in... (More)
The purpose with this essay was to investigate the characteristics of the organizational culture within the Police in a specific department in Skåne, Sweden. I also examined if this organizational culture had any impact on how to perform organizational changes within the Police. The study is based on interviews that I have made with two officers. Theories about organizational culture and organizational changes have been used to support the result. Organizational culture consists of four elements; values, norms, fundamental assumptions and understanding of the reality. Artefacts and subcultures are also conceptions from this theory. For example the result shows that it exist values that the organization wants the officers to follow but in reality the officers follow there own values. The unspoken norms within the Police organisation are the hierarchy and that you as an officer always should talk to your own director and not directly to the head director, and offensive and degrading behaviour is not acceptable. Within the Police they use particular terms and the officers also believe that you are allowed to show emotions within the working place which indicate that there exist artefacts. Subcultures within the organisation are found but not directly, the officers believe that the whole department work very close together and that they are very friendly to each other. But when all the officers eat together in the dining hall they always sit with the colleagues from there own unit. I have on the basis of the interviews found that it within the organisation of the Police exist resistance when organisational changes occur. I have not been able to recognise that the organizational culture and this resistance should have an impact on organizational changes. (Less)
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Larsson, Matilda LU
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organization
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STVK01 20102
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Polisen, organisationsförändring, Organisationskultur
language
Swedish
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1757803
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2011-02-10 15:42:16
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  abstract     = {The purpose with this essay was to investigate the characteristics of the organizational culture within the Police in a specific department in Skåne, Sweden. I also examined if this organizational culture had any impact on how to perform organizational changes within the Police. The study is based on interviews that I have made with two officers. Theories about organizational culture and organizational changes have been used to support the result. Organizational culture consists of four elements; values, norms, fundamental assumptions and understanding of the reality. Artefacts and subcultures are also conceptions from this theory. For example the result shows that it exist values that the organization wants the officers to follow but in reality the officers follow there own values. The unspoken norms within the Police organisation are the hierarchy and that you as an officer always should talk to your own director and not directly to the head director, and offensive and degrading behaviour is not acceptable. Within the Police they use particular terms and the officers also believe that you are allowed to show emotions within the working place which indicate that there exist artefacts. Subcultures within the organisation are found but not directly, the officers believe that the whole department work very close together and that they are very friendly to each other. But when all the officers eat together in the dining hall they always sit with the colleagues from there own unit. I have on the basis of the interviews found that it within the organisation of the Police exist resistance when organisational changes occur. I have not been able to recognise that the organizational culture and this resistance should have an impact on organizational changes.},
  author       = {Larsson, Matilda},
  keyword      = {Polisen,organisationsförändring,Organisationskultur},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Innanför Polisens väggar. En kvalitativ studie om organisationskultur och organisationsförändringar inom Polisen.},
  year         = {2010},
}