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"Om man sprang tidigare så får man springa snabbare nu": En kvalitativ studie om chefers erfarenheter av att leda medarbetare som tillhör generation Y
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

En ny generation har etablerat sig på arbetsmarknaden med andra egenskaper och förväntningar på ledarskap än generationerna innan. Studiens syfte blev därmed att undersöka chefers erfarenheter av att leda medarbetare som tillhör generation Y, i förhållande till andra generationer. Frågeställningarna berörde vad chefer anser kännetecknar generation Y som medarbetare samt hur chefer upplever sitt ledarskap i förhållande till generation Y. Studiens resultat analyserades i relation till teori om situationsanpassat ledarskap samt efterföljarskap. Metoden bestod av kvalitativa intervjuer tillsammans med chefer på organisationer inom olika branscher i en större stad i Sverige. Resultatet visar att generation Y som medarbetare upplevs vara självcentrerade och flexibla samt ha krav på utveckling, ett personligt ledarskap och att bli tilldelade meningsfulla arbetsuppgifter. De beskrivs också ha egenskaper som passar organisationen de arbetar för och en osäkerhet ifall deras egenskaper beror på deras ålder eller generation uttrycks. Chefer beskriver sitt ledarskap i relation till generation Y som att det fokuserar på individens och kontextens behov genom att bygga upp en relation till generation Y som medarbetare. 

Abstract [en]

A new generation has established itself on the labor market with other characteristics and expectations of leadership than the generations before. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate managers’ experiences of leading employees who belong to Generation Y, i relation to other generations. The research questions covered what managers consider represents Generation Y as employees and how managers experience their leadership in relation to Generation Y. The study's results were analyzed in relation to theory about situational leadership in relation to theory about leaders’ followers. The method consisted of qualitative interviews of managers at organizations within different line of business in a larger city in Sweden. The results show that Generation Y as employees are considered to be self-centered and flexible, also to have demands on development, a personal leadership and to be assigned meaningful tasks. They are also described to have qualities that are suitable for the organization they work for and an uncertainty about whether their characteristics is because of their age or generation is expressed. Managers describe their leadership in relation to Generation Y as that it focuses on the needs of the individual and the context by building up a relationship with Generation Y as an employee.

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2019. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
Management, leadership, Generation Y, situational leadership, followers, generations
Keywords [sv]
Ledarskap, chefer, generation Y, situationsanpassat ledarskap, efterföljarskap, generationer
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-171479OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-171479DiVA, id: diva2:1341904
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2019-06-04, Ahlmanssalen, Geovetenskapens hus U, Svante Arrhenius väg 8-12, Stockholm, 11:31 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved

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