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Vad efterfrågas av den: En jämförande studie mellan Socialförvaltningen, Försäkringskassan och Arbetsförmedlingen
University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this c-level essay shall try to illustrate how a good leader is formed. We have investigated what influences leadership style, personal characteristics or individual competence have when recruiting a new manager. This study has been carried out with comparative applications because we wanted to study the similarities and differences between the Unemployment Office, the Social Insurance Office and the Social Welfare Administration.

We have used a qualitative method in interviews both with employers as well as the from the trade union representative’s perspective. Part of our results indicates that the trade union representatives and the employers are not always unanimous and do not request equivalent characteristics and knowledge at recruitment. We have also found certain differences in the recruitment process between the organisations despite the fact that they are all politically governed and have many organisational similarities. We do not claim any empirical generalisations about our results as we have studied only one municipality. Our conclusions establish how certain key factors relate to recruitment of mangers just in this municipality and in these organisations. The results, however, indicates the prominence of some key factors that might be of general importance.

One of the most important result that we found in this study was that the trade union representatives had more similar opinions with each other than those they had with their respective organisations. Furthermore it became obvious from the study that great significance was given to inter-personal relationships when recruiting a new middle manager. The most significant resemblance between the three organisations was that they requested a management style that inclined towards democratic values.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Kalmar , 2008. , p. 63
Keywords [en]
Keywords: Leadership, middle level manager, public service, leadership style, personal characteristics, individual characteristics, the recruitment process and personal chemistry.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hik:diva-231OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hik-231DiVA, id: diva2:1012
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