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Konsten att leda sig själv: En kvalitativ fallstudie om hur självledarskap kommer till uttryck i och genom kulturen på Desenio
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Art of Leading Yourself : A Qualitative Study About how Self-Leadership is Constructed through Organizational Culture (English)
Abstract [sv]

Självledarskap är ett forskningsområde som blev ett omtalat fenomen under mitten av 1980-talet. Det finns dock inte mycket forskning kring hur självledarskap kommer till uttryck inom en specifik organisation. Vi ville, genom en kvalitativ studie, skapa en ökad förståelse för hur självledarskap kommer till uttryck genom organisationskultur på e- handelsföretaget Desenio. Tre självledarskapsstrategier användes för att tolka och skapa en förståelse för självledarskapet i organisationen. Vi utförde en fallstudie som inkluderade tio intervjuer med medarbetare och Vd:n på företaget som fick berätta om sina erfarenheter och föreställningar om självledarskap. För att skapa en förståelse för omgivningen och kulturen utförde vi även observationer på Desenio som ett komplement till de utförda intervjuerna. Vi kunde i vår studie identifiera de tre självledarskapsstrategierna hos samtliga medarbetare. Vad som framgick var dock att ingen av strategierna fullt ut kunde identifieras hos medarbetarna, utan att strategierna till viss del identifierades. Vi kom även fram till att organisationskulturen format självledarskapet då medarbetarnas arbetssätt och beteenden speglas av kulturen och värderingarna på Desenio.

Abstract [en]

Self-leadership is a concept within leadership research that emerged in the mid-1980s. However, there are only a few studies about self-leadership within a specific organization. Our aim was therefore to develop a greater understanding of how self-leadership is expressed within the e-commerce organization Desenio. We explored how the organizational culture has shaped self-leadership within the organization. We used three cognitive and behavioral self-leadership strategies to develop a greater understanding of how self-leadership is expressed in the organization. We have made a qualitative case study that includes ten interviews with employees and the CEO of the organization, where the individuals expressed their experiences and thoughts about self-leadership. We completed the empirical study with observations of the working environment to get a better understanding of the culture. The implications of the study are that the three self- leadership strategies could be identified in the employees. However, none of the strategies could be identified to a full extent. We also concluded that the organizational culture has shaped self-leadership since the work behavior of the employees could be related to the culture and the values at Desenio.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 108
Keywords [en]
Self-leadership, leadership, social construction, culture, organizational culture, culture and leadership
Keywords [sv]
Självledarskap, ledarskap, social konstruktion, organisationskultur, kultur, organisation
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-87095OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-87095DiVA, id: diva2:1340525
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Desenio AB
Subject / course
Management and Organization
Educational program
Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
Presentation
2019-05-27, 09:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2019-08-06 Created: 2019-08-05 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved

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