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Organisering av ekonomiskt bistånd – Perspektiv på en integrerad och en specialiserad kommun

Colak, Merima LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Merima Colak
Title: Organization of financial assistance -
Perspective on an integrated and a specialized municipality [translated title]
Supervisor: Håkan Johansson
Assessor: Staffan Blomberg

The purpose of this study was to examine how specialized and integrated social services
manage their social assistance. In addition to this the aim was to examine how social workers
and officials working within these two forms of organizations experience discretion.
Furthermore, a goal of this paper was also to examine if the social workers felt that any of
these two organizational forms had any impact on the workload and how that in such case
manifested. The study was conducted through a qualitative research method. Six social
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Author: Merima Colak
Title: Organization of financial assistance -
Perspective on an integrated and a specialized municipality [translated title]
Supervisor: Håkan Johansson
Assessor: Staffan Blomberg

The purpose of this study was to examine how specialized and integrated social services
manage their social assistance. In addition to this the aim was to examine how social workers
and officials working within these two forms of organizations experience discretion.
Furthermore, a goal of this paper was also to examine if the social workers felt that any of
these two organizational forms had any impact on the workload and how that in such case
manifested. The study was conducted through a qualitative research method. Six social
workers and officials were interviewed for the study. The results from the study demonstrated
that the employees in the integrated organization had more general work tasks and that those
in the specialized organization had their tasks divided on different units that were more
specialized. Findings also showed that employees in each municipality interpret discretion
differently. The social workers from the integrated organization interpreted discretion in terms
of being able to affect their client’s case. The social workers from the specialized
organization, on the other hand, defined discretion as being able to influence their own daily
work tasks. Conclusively, the study showed that workload exists in both municipalities and
that it was manageable in each of the municipalities, the workload was however higher in the
specialized one but it was no burden on the employees in neither the specialized nor the
integrated.

Key words: Discretion, organizational structure, integrated and specialized organizations,
social assistance, workload.

Key words: handlingsutrymme, organisationsstruktur, integrerade och specialiserade
organisationer, ekonomiskt bistånd, arbetsbelastning. (Less)
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author
Colak, Merima LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20131
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Discretion, organizational structure, integrated and specialized organizations, social assistance, workload. handlingsutrymme, organisationsstruktur, integrerade och specialiserade organisationer, ekonomiskt bistånd, arbetsbelastning.
language
Swedish
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3813024
date added to LUP
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2013-06-19 16:36:09
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  abstract     = {Author: Merima Colak
Title: Organization of financial assistance -
Perspective on an integrated and a specialized municipality [translated title]
Supervisor: Håkan Johansson
Assessor: Staffan Blomberg

The purpose of this study was to examine how specialized and integrated social services
manage their social assistance. In addition to this the aim was to examine how social workers
and officials working within these two forms of organizations experience discretion.
Furthermore, a goal of this paper was also to examine if the social workers felt that any of
these two organizational forms had any impact on the workload and how that in such case
manifested. The study was conducted through a qualitative research method. Six social
workers and officials were interviewed for the study. The results from the study demonstrated
that the employees in the integrated organization had more general work tasks and that those
in the specialized organization had their tasks divided on different units that were more
specialized. Findings also showed that employees in each municipality interpret discretion
differently. The social workers from the integrated organization interpreted discretion in terms
of being able to affect their client’s case. The social workers from the specialized
organization, on the other hand, defined discretion as being able to influence their own daily
work tasks. Conclusively, the study showed that workload exists in both municipalities and
that it was manageable in each of the municipalities, the workload was however higher in the
specialized one but it was no burden on the employees in neither the specialized nor the
integrated.

Key words: Discretion, organizational structure, integrated and specialized organizations,
social assistance, workload.

Key words: handlingsutrymme, organisationsstruktur, integrerade och specialiserade
organisationer, ekonomiskt bistånd, arbetsbelastning.},
  author       = {Colak, Merima},
  keyword      = {Discretion,organizational structure,integrated and specialized organizations,social assistance,workload. handlingsutrymme,organisationsstruktur,integrerade och specialiserade organisationer,ekonomiskt bistånd,arbetsbelastning.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Organisering av ekonomiskt bistånd – Perspektiv på en integrerad och en specialiserad kommun},
  year         = {2013},
}