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Enhetschefsposition - Utmaning eller huvudvärk?: Middle Management - A Challenge or a Headache?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

This is a qualitative study on what motivates personnel to apply for middle management positions within the Värmland County Police Department. This study also looks at whether or not there are differences in motivation between men and women in regards to applying for middle management positions.

The study has been conducted through in-depth interviews with 17 employees of the Police Department. The material collected was analysed using the Empirical Phenomenological Method (EPP). 29 categories were generated which were then divided into four themes.

The result showed that motivation can be achieved by having a more structured middle management roll whereby, for example, there are clear guidelines on the responsibility and authority you have. Support and encouragement were also named as motivating factors. With regards to differences in motivation between the sexes when applying for middle management positions it was found that there are differences. The main one being that women are more likely to degrade themselves when considering applying, thus convincing themselves that they have not got the competence that is being sought, while men are more likely never to consider the possibility that they are not suitable.

Keywords: Gender, Leadership, Motivation and Organisations culture

Abstract [sv]

Sammanfattning

Denna kvalitativa studie avser att undersöka vad som motiverar personalen att söka enhetschefspositioner inom Polismyndigheten Värmland, samt att granska om det finns skillnader mellan män och kvinnor i relation till motivation för att bli chef.

Studien baseras av med djupintervjuer med 17 respondenter inom Polismyndigheten Värmland. Analysen av det insamlade materialet skedde genom Empirical Phenomenological Metod. Resultatet genererar totalt 29 kategorier vilka senare delades upp i fyra teman. Slutsatser som kan dras av studien är att medarbetarna kan motiveras genom att få stöd och uppmuntran, samt att enhetschefsrollen blir mer tydligt förklarad med hänsyn, till exempel, till ansvar och befogenhet. Socialt stöd och stöttning framkommer också som bra motivationsfaktorer. Resultatet visar att det finns skillnader i motivation mellan män och kvinnor när de ska söka cheftjänster. Det är mer sannolikt att kvinnor nedvärderar sig själva medan män övervärderar sig.

Nyckelord: genus, ledarskap, motivation och organisationskultur.

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2006. , p. 33
Keywords [sv]
genus, ledarskap, motivation och organisationskultur
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-173OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-173DiVA, id: diva2:5709
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2006-01-18
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