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Ledelse i et krysspress: en kvalitativ studie av hvordan ledere opplever å arbeide helsefremmende i offentlig sektor
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic School of Public Health NHV.
2010 (Norwegian)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesisAlternative title
Leadership under pressure : a qualitative study of how leaders experience workplace health promotion in the public sector (English)
Abstract [no]

Resultat: To tema fremkom i studien Ledelse i et krysspress og Ledelse i en omsorgsrolle. De to temaene ble belyst med fem hovedkategorier med til sammen 14 underkategorier, som viste at lederne opplever et visst krysspress med hensyn til krav fra overordnede gjeldende resultater, måloppnåelse, og forventninger fra ansatte om ivaretakelse av deres arbeidsmiljø. Endringer i offentlig sektor medfører et økt fokus på det helsefremmende aspekt og et større press på lederne for å innfri dette. De beskrivelser som fremkommer i studien viser at lederne er bevisste hvilken rolle de som ledere har i arbeidsmiljøet med hensyn til kommunikasjon, inkludering og tilrettelegging, samt samhandling og egen tilstedværelse i miljøet. Lederne har et flerdimensjonert og ulikt bilde av hva helsebegrepet innholder og omfatter. Lederne uttrykker et helhetlig syn på helse.

Konklusjon: Helsefremmende arbeidsplasser representerer både noe nytt og noe kjent for lederne. Sentrale momenter i utøvelse av ledelse for å implementere konseptet er bevissthet og balansering av lederrollen, samhandling og tilstedeværelse og å ha en løsnings fokusert tilnærming til problemstillinger og en støttende lederstil.Endringene i offentlig sektor i Norge er basert på New Public Management prinsippene med fokus på resultatoppfølging og økonomi. Dette har medført at lederne opplever å ha et mindre handlingsrom for å fremme helsen til ansatte på arbeidsplassen.

Abstract [en]

Aim: This study is aimed to increase understanding of how leaders in the public sector experience and understand their role and responsiblity regarding health promotion in the workplace. Our results might prove useful in leadership training programs.

Method: Data collection comprises a total of 10 semi-structured individual interviews with both male and female leaders from the public sector. Interview analysis was conducted using a phenomenographic approach.

Result: Two main themes emerged: Leadership under pressure and Leadership in a caring role. Analysis also revealed 5 main categories, and 14 subcategories. The main results showed that the leaders must deal with the expectations of their superiors, who demand achievements and results, and their employees, who expect a healthy workplace environment. Changes in the public sector increasingly have focus on health promotion and on the demand that leaders fulfill this goal. The leaders understood their roles in communication, inclusion, and interaction, and also understood their own presence in the work environment. They all shared multidimensional and miscellaneous understanding of health promotion, and they expressed a holistic view of health in the workplace.

Conclusion: Leaders in the public sector view healthy workplaces as both new and already familiar. Key leadership factors (ie. concept implementation, awareness and balancing of leadership roles, interaction, and presence) all require a focused approach to solutions and a supportive leadership style. Based on the new principals of public management in Norway, changes in the public sector currently focus on performance monitoring and economy. Consequently, leaders anticipate fewer possibilities for employees regarding health promotion in the workplace.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 70 p.
Series
Master of Public Health, MPH, ISSN 1104-5701 ; MPH 2010:11
Keyword [en]
Leadership, New Public Management, Work Health Promotion, Phenomenography
Keyword [no]
ledelse i offentlig sektor, New Public Management, helsefremmende arbeidsmiljø, fenomenografi
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3143OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-3143DiVA: diva2:721809
Presentation
2010-09-10, Nordic School of Public Health NHV, Box 12133, 402 42 Göteborg, Sweden, 00:00 (Norwegian)
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ISBN 978-91-86739-02-7

Available from: 2014-06-05 Created: 2014-06-05 Last updated: 2015-01-28Bibliographically approved

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