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Experiences of Changing Jobs

Birgersson, Hanna LU and Widman, Anna (2013) BUSN49 20131
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Thesis purpose: The thesis aims to fill a gap in literature regarding introduction in new organizations for individuals with a professional past, to enable change in both organization and work tasks.
Methodology: The research has been conducted through a hermeneutic methodology and interpretive stance. Qualitative interviews have been analysed through searching for themes.
Research Question: How do people experience the introduction to a new job when the work tasks are new as well as the organization?
Basic Findings: Our participants experienced a major lack of introduction to new work tasks causing either frustration or acceptance. As a response our participants used a lot of autonomy in training themselves.
Conclusion: The lack of... (More)
Thesis purpose: The thesis aims to fill a gap in literature regarding introduction in new organizations for individuals with a professional past, to enable change in both organization and work tasks.
Methodology: The research has been conducted through a hermeneutic methodology and interpretive stance. Qualitative interviews have been analysed through searching for themes.
Research Question: How do people experience the introduction to a new job when the work tasks are new as well as the organization?
Basic Findings: Our participants experienced a major lack of introduction to new work tasks causing either frustration or acceptance. As a response our participants used a lot of autonomy in training themselves.
Conclusion: The lack of introduction can initially cause frustration when individuals lack control of knowledge but after a while this gets accepted and the autonomy gets embraced. The frustration is not to be taken as a major issue when instructing newly employed with a professional past, but rather be seen as a natural step in the introduction process to new work tasks. Even though the frustration is natural, organizations do need to find a balance in how much training individuals with experience from work life expect and need when entering a new organization and for them new work tasks. (Less)
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author
Birgersson, Hanna LU and Widman, Anna
supervisor
organization
alternative title
a study of experiences of being a newcomer when changing both organization and work tasks
course
BUSN49 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Career change, expectations, work tasks, frustration, socialization, changing occupation, introduction
language
English
id
3799418
date added to LUP
2013-06-17 12:41:36
date last changed
2013-06-17 12:41:36
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  abstract     = {Thesis purpose: The thesis aims to fill a gap in literature regarding introduction in new organizations for individuals with a professional past, to enable change in both organization and work tasks.
Methodology: The research has been conducted through a hermeneutic methodology and interpretive stance. Qualitative interviews have been analysed through searching for themes.
Research Question: How do people experience the introduction to a new job when the work tasks are new as well as the organization?
Basic Findings: Our participants experienced a major lack of introduction to new work tasks causing either frustration or acceptance. As a response our participants used a lot of autonomy in training themselves.
Conclusion: The lack of introduction can initially cause frustration when individuals lack control of knowledge but after a while this gets accepted and the autonomy gets embraced. The frustration is not to be taken as a major issue when instructing newly employed with a professional past, but rather be seen as a natural step in the introduction process to new work tasks. Even though the frustration is natural, organizations do need to find a balance in how much training individuals with experience from work life expect and need when entering a new organization and for them new work tasks.},
  author       = {Birgersson, Hanna and Widman, Anna},
  keyword      = {Career change,expectations,work tasks,frustration,socialization,changing occupation,introduction},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Experiences of Changing Jobs},
  year         = {2013},
}