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Vi gör vad vi vill men det är inte mycket vi kan göra: Om hur organisatoriska faktorer påverkar mellanchefers möjlighet att arbeta med hållbar utveckling
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The group of elderly people in Sweden will increase significantly in the future and science point out that the future elderly people will not accept today’s standards and offers of assistance in today’s public elderly care. Therefore public elderly care stands before a significant challenge in terms of development that has to be sustainable. New research also points out that middle managers can be a great strategic resource, and a founder of success, in the challenge of sustainable development. The aim of the report was to increase the knowledge about what middle managers in public elderly care think sustainable development has to embrace, when it comes to quality and personnel administration, in order to meet the needs of the future elderly people. The aim was also to deepen the knowledge of how formal and informal organizational factors facilitate or limit middle managers possibilities to work with development in general and sustainable development in specific in their units. Interviews, as a qualitative method, were used to gather empirical data and the result was analyzed with theories as Domain theory, New Public Management and Situational leadership. Our findings showed that middle managers have little possibilities to work with sustainable development in their units and that formal factors as budget had a great impact of the middle managers overall possibilities in their work. According to the result it seemed that development and long term planning in this particular organization were tasks mainly for the management and political domain. According to our findings it seemed as if the introduction of New Public Management increased the underlying initial problems of human service organizations. According to Domain theory these problems consists of disjunction, discordance and conflicts due to the differences between the three domains when it comes to principles, success measures, structure and work modes.

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2008. , p. 62
Keywords [en]
Sustainable development, public elderly care, middle managers, quality in elderly care, Domain theory, New Public Management
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-2143OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-2143DiVA, id: diva2:206039
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Available from: 2008-06-13 Created: 2008-06-13 Last updated: 2010-03-10Bibliographically approved

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