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Fikapausen - som organisatorisk kentaur: En kvalitativ uppsats om fikats dynamik
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper is structured with qualitative method. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding about the function of the coffee break at work, may have beside rest and recovery and the coffee break importance as a posterior region. In order to answer this end, I have had two questions; What social strategies actors use to create meaning during the coffee break? And which significance has the coffee break in that region? The empirical data were collected with semi-structured interviews and participant observation in a workplace in the public sector in order to gain a deeper understanding of the social phenomenon coffee break. Scientific articles were integrated with existing theories in organizational theory and symbolic interactionism. The paper explains the coffee break from a sociological perspective on the basis of these theoretical considerations and how these can be used to gain a deeper understanding. The essay can show how actors use different social strategies during the coffee break, partly to create meaning and also the function fill certificates. Coffee break is both an opportunity for the actor to receive social support from colleagues, but also a place of strategic considerations which the actor can use the coffee break to his advantage. Another aspect of the essay can show, is the importance of the coffee break for the actors and the organization they belong to. Firstly, the coffee break is a rear region for the team where they can make deliberations on future requests and as an informal anterior region where the actor continues his performances but with the team as the audience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, fikapaus, fika, kaffe, symbolisk interaktionism, organisation, arbete, sociala strategier, intrycksstyrning, rolltagande, coffee, coffee break, symbolic interactionism, organization, work, social strategies, impression management, role taking
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57984Local ID: e96aef7a-a19f-44fe-b7e9-dd805bc854a3OAI: diva2:1031372
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Sociology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160629 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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