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En komplex roll som mellanchef - En kvalitativ studie om mellanchefers handlingsutrymme inom kommunal äldreomsorg

Iskaner, Mehmet LU (2017) SOPA63 20172
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this qualitative study was to examine the perceived discretion among middle managers in municipal elderly care. The method used was four semistructured interviews with four middle managers. To analyze the results, the situational leadership theory and Bolman and Deal´s structural and human resource theory is used. The questions answered were what middle manager´s position means, how discretion is defined and how it is specifically illustrated in municipal elderly care. This examination shows that a pattern can be distinguished based on the statements of the middle managers. The middle manager´s position is a link in different parts of the organization that meets requirements and expectations. The middle manager is influenced by... (More)
The aim of this qualitative study was to examine the perceived discretion among middle managers in municipal elderly care. The method used was four semistructured interviews with four middle managers. To analyze the results, the situational leadership theory and Bolman and Deal´s structural and human resource theory is used. The questions answered were what middle manager´s position means, how discretion is defined and how it is specifically illustrated in municipal elderly care. This examination shows that a pattern can be distinguished based on the statements of the middle managers. The middle manager´s position is a link in different parts of the organization that meets requirements and expectations. The middle manager is influenced by the organization's structure, which both allows the middle manager to limit and can create discretion. As long as the economy is good, it increases discretion with more resources. The middle managers highlights a series of desirable skills that focuse primarily on social and communication skills. The theories that have been applied to deepen the understanding of different patterns show that there is no single theory that applies to all situations. It is understandable that the middle manager alternate the different perspectives, depending on context. (Less)
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Iskaner, Mehmet LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20172
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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middle managers, discretion, intermediate position, municipal eldery care
language
Swedish
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8933269
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  abstract     = {The aim of this qualitative study was to examine the perceived discretion among middle managers in municipal elderly care. The method used was four semistructured interviews with four middle managers. To analyze the results, the situational leadership theory and Bolman and Deal´s structural and human resource theory is used. The questions answered were what middle manager´s position means, how discretion is defined and how it is specifically illustrated in municipal elderly care. This examination shows that a pattern can be distinguished based on the statements of the middle managers. The middle manager´s position is a link in different parts of the organization that meets requirements and expectations. The middle manager is influenced by the organization's structure, which both allows the middle manager to limit and can create discretion. As long as the economy is good, it increases discretion with more resources. The middle managers highlights a series of desirable skills that focuse primarily on social and communication skills. The theories that have been applied to deepen the understanding of different patterns show that there is no single theory that applies to all situations. It is understandable that the middle manager alternate the different perspectives, depending on context.},
  author       = {Iskaner, Mehmet},
  keyword      = {middle managers,discretion,intermediate position,municipal eldery care},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En komplex roll som mellanchef - En kvalitativ studie om mellanchefers handlingsutrymme inom kommunal äldreomsorg},
  year         = {2017},
}