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"Det är kul med förändring, det är faktiskt det" - En kvalitativ studie om ledarskap, förändring och motstånd på Socialtjänsten

Forsbring, Sara LU (2018) SOPA63 20172
School of Social Work
Abstract
My aim with this essay is to study unit managers experiences of leadership within social work. My intention is to gain knowledge about their management plans, reasoning about change and resistance within the organization. I have assumed a qualitative approach and conducted semi-structured interviews. I have interviewed five unit managers who work in social work, about leadership, change and resistance. Based on the empirical of the interviews, I have, with the aid of the theoretical perspective, the theory of organization, as well as the two theoretical concepts of change and resistance, made an analysis.
Based on my questions and analysis, I have learned that the unit managers are easily clamped between the leaders above, as they are... (More)
My aim with this essay is to study unit managers experiences of leadership within social work. My intention is to gain knowledge about their management plans, reasoning about change and resistance within the organization. I have assumed a qualitative approach and conducted semi-structured interviews. I have interviewed five unit managers who work in social work, about leadership, change and resistance. Based on the empirical of the interviews, I have, with the aid of the theoretical perspective, the theory of organization, as well as the two theoretical concepts of change and resistance, made an analysis.
Based on my questions and analysis, I have learned that the unit managers are easily clamped between the leaders above, as they are so-called middle managers. The unit managers want to be considered like leaders rather than managers. In change, the unit heads speak of the importance of structure, clarity and to dare to talk about when someone does not agree with the change to one hundred percent. Resistance manifests itself in different ways within the organization and is managed differently but they all agree that the most important thing is to communicate. (Less)
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Forsbring, Sara LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20172
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
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leadership, unit managers, social services, change, resistance
language
Swedish
id
8932638
date added to LUP
2018-01-31 13:30:42
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  abstract     = {My aim with this essay is to study unit managers experiences of leadership within social work. My intention is to gain knowledge about their management plans, reasoning about change and resistance within the organization. I have assumed a qualitative approach and conducted semi-structured interviews. I have interviewed five unit managers who work in social work, about leadership, change and resistance. Based on the empirical of the interviews, I have, with the aid of the theoretical perspective, the theory of organization, as well as the two theoretical concepts of change and resistance, made an analysis.
Based on my questions and analysis, I have learned that the unit managers are easily clamped between the leaders above, as they are so-called middle managers. The unit managers want to be considered like leaders rather than managers. In change, the unit heads speak of the importance of structure, clarity and to dare to talk about when someone does not agree with the change to one hundred percent. Resistance manifests itself in different ways within the organization and is managed differently but they all agree that the most important thing is to communicate.},
  author       = {Forsbring, Sara},
  keyword      = {leadership,unit managers,social services,change,resistance},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Det är kul med förändring, det är faktiskt det" - En kvalitativ studie om ledarskap, förändring och motstånd på Socialtjänsten},
  year         = {2018},
}