In Tension Between Organization and Profession: Professionals in Nordic Public Service
Nordic Academic Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Social Science - 371 pages
Focusing primarily on the individual professional in today’s Nordic public-sector organizations, this book describes everyday problems experienced by individuals in official positions. The analysis examines current trends such as rising rates of sick leave, more cases of mental burnout, decreasing resources, and constant demand for professional improvement, while using specific examples to illustrate the tensions that arise between the individual and the organization/profession. Also discussed are the rapid changes in organizations, leadership, and technology, the increased individualization, the complexity in relationships, and the intensified pace and fragmentation of work in the professional’s working life. This title intends to signal an invitation to further the research about a dynamic field where today’s professionals meet the requirements of their professions and organizations.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
action activities administrative adult education Agevall analysed Arthroplasty assessment auton autonomous perspective autonomy become bureaucracy cation centre clients clinical teachers collaboration colleagues demands described developmental conversations dilemmas discussion documents Dreyfus ethics example expectations fessional frontline workers Göteborg University head teachers healthcare hospital nurses ical ideal implementation important increased individual interviews involved ITiS knowledge Kristianstad leadership learning ment municipal Nacka National norm one’s organization organizational participants pedagogic perform phronesis police officers posi positions practice pre-school problems profes profession professional identity projects public management pupils puter quality registries question regarding relation responsibility rience role conflict sion situation social staff Sweden Swedish Swedish municipal tasks teaching tensions time-formatives tion tive trajectories treatment assistants users Växjö University vidual ward manager