Advanced

Avoiding reinventing the wheel

Jørgensen, Tina LU and Åkerblom, Miriam LU (2012) SKOM12 20121
Department of Strategic Communication
Abstract
An ever changing world is constantly putting new demands on organizations; development
and adjustment are ongoing processes. Successful ideas have become merchandises
as recipes for success. Additionally, a larger amount of co-workers has the capability
to embrace the flourishing ideas and the communicational research has not been up-todate
in this matter. This thesis is a qualitative case study of the police in Helsingborg
where co-workers has integrated an external idea. The focus of the study has been to investigate
the communicative support that has been provided to the co-workers and what
has been perceived as essential in the process. Furthermore, the thesis deals with the
crucial aspect of the Police’s claims for legitimacy... (More)
An ever changing world is constantly putting new demands on organizations; development
and adjustment are ongoing processes. Successful ideas have become merchandises
as recipes for success. Additionally, a larger amount of co-workers has the capability
to embrace the flourishing ideas and the communicational research has not been up-todate
in this matter. This thesis is a qualitative case study of the police in Helsingborg
where co-workers has integrated an external idea. The focus of the study has been to investigate
the communicative support that has been provided to the co-workers and what
has been perceived as essential in the process. Furthermore, the thesis deals with the
crucial aspect of the Police’s claims for legitimacy and whether this is problematic in
the process. We conclude with illustrating an ideal type of communicational support and
the generated knowledge is important in order to be able to support co-workers in an insightful
way in the future. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
En föränderlig omvärld ställer ständigt nya krav på organisationer; utveckling och anpassning
är ständigt pågående processer. Framgångsrika idéer har blivit en handelsvara
som recept på framgång. I dag har dessutom ett större antal av dagens medarbetare kapacitet
att ta till sig de idéer som florerar och kommunikationsforskningen har inte riktigt
hunnit med i denna aspekt. Denna uppsats är en kvalitativ fallstudie på Polisen i
Helsingborg där medarbetare har integrerat en extern idé. Studiens fokus har varit att
undersöka det kommunikativa stöd som erbjudits medarbetarna och vilka kommunikativa
stöd som upplevts som essentiella i denna process. Dessutom behandlar uppsatsen
den viktiga aspekten av Polisens krav på legitimitet och... (More)
En föränderlig omvärld ställer ständigt nya krav på organisationer; utveckling och anpassning
är ständigt pågående processer. Framgångsrika idéer har blivit en handelsvara
som recept på framgång. I dag har dessutom ett större antal av dagens medarbetare kapacitet
att ta till sig de idéer som florerar och kommunikationsforskningen har inte riktigt
hunnit med i denna aspekt. Denna uppsats är en kvalitativ fallstudie på Polisen i
Helsingborg där medarbetare har integrerat en extern idé. Studiens fokus har varit att
undersöka det kommunikativa stöd som erbjudits medarbetarna och vilka kommunikativa
stöd som upplevts som essentiella i denna process. Dessutom behandlar uppsatsen
den viktiga aspekten av Polisens krav på legitimitet och huruvida detta kan vara problematiskt
i processen. Resultaten av fallstudien utmynnar i en modell över ett idealtypiskt
kommunikativt stöd och kunskapen som genereras är viktig för att i fortsättningen
kunna stödja medarbetare som initierar liknande processer på ett insiktsfullt sätt. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Jørgensen, Tina LU and Åkerblom, Miriam LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Communicational support in the integration of a new idea.
course
SKOM12 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Organizational ideas, sensemaking, identity, translation, communicational support, corporate communication, grass-root level, the Police, legitimacy
language
English
id
2796268
date added to LUP
2012-08-29 10:52:22
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:36:18
@misc{2796268,
  abstract     = {An ever changing world is constantly putting new demands on organizations; development
and adjustment are ongoing processes. Successful ideas have become merchandises
as recipes for success. Additionally, a larger amount of co-workers has the capability
to embrace the flourishing ideas and the communicational research has not been up-todate
in this matter. This thesis is a qualitative case study of the police in Helsingborg
where co-workers has integrated an external idea. The focus of the study has been to investigate
the communicative support that has been provided to the co-workers and what
has been perceived as essential in the process. Furthermore, the thesis deals with the
crucial aspect of the Police’s claims for legitimacy and whether this is problematic in
the process. We conclude with illustrating an ideal type of communicational support and
the generated knowledge is important in order to be able to support co-workers in an insightful
way in the future.},
  author       = {Jørgensen, Tina and Åkerblom, Miriam},
  keyword      = {Organizational ideas,sensemaking,identity,translation,communicational support,corporate communication,grass-root level,the Police,legitimacy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Avoiding reinventing the wheel},
  year         = {2012},
}