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Framgång i virtuella team: Hur chefer kan motivera sina medarbetare på distans
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The work place is becoming more flexible and an increasing number of employees report to a leader in another location or country. The borders between different countries, work places and cultures are diminished to a greater extent than before. Working from a distance means new opportunities in terms of competence development, flexibility in working hours, tasks and resources, a larger platform for various career opportunities and an expanded network. The purpose with this study is to examine how leaders can create a successful virtual team and motivate remotely. The qualitative study is carried out through interviews with leaders and employees within Nielsen Nordic. The result shows that the distance leader needs to be clear in terms of communication, responsibilities and expectations and allow the employees to “lead themselves”. The leader should encourage knowledge sharing and interaction in the team. Regular physical meetings are crucial for creating good relationships and effective cooperation. To create a motivated team the leader should e.g. involve the employees in decisions, work with feedback and understand the individual motivational factors.

Abstract [sv]

Arbetsplatsen blir i högre utsträckning mer flexibel och fler och fler har en chef på annan ort eller i annat land. Gränserna mellan olika länder, arbetsplatser och kulturer suddas ut i större utsträckning än tidigare. Att arbeta på distans innebär bl.a. nya möjligheter vad gäller kompetensutveckling, större flexibilitet i arbetstid, arbetsuppgifter och resurser, en större plattform för olika karriärmöjligheter och ett utvidgat nätverk. Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka hur chefer kan skapa ett framgångsrikt virtuellt team och motivera på distans. Studien är kvalitativ och har utförts genom intervjuer med chefer och medarbetare på Nielsen i Norden. Resultatet visar att distanschefen måste vara tydlig vad gäller kommunikation, ansvar och förväntningar samt till stor del låta medarbetarna ”leda sig själva”. Chefen bör även uppmuntra kunskapsutbyte och interaktion i teamet. Regelbundna fysiska möten är avgörande för att skapa en god relation och ett effektivt samarbete. För att skapa ett motiverat team bör cheferna bl.a. involvera medarbetarna i beslut, arbeta mycket med feedback samt sätta sig in i medarbetarnas individuella drivkrafter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 41 p.
Series
Kristina Solbreck
Keyword [en]
Leadership, motivation, virtual team, leading from a distance, virtual leadership, feedback, communication, global leadership, leading cross boundaries
Keyword [sv]
Ledarskap, motivation, virtuella team, leda på distans, virtuellt ledarskap, feedback, kommunikation, globalt ledarskap, gränsöverskridande ledarskap.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-16363ISRN: Fridhemsg 62, 5 vånOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-16363DiVA: diva2:531149
Subject / course
Business Administration FE1
Presentation
2012-05-31, Distance, 12:00 (Swedish)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Kristina Solbreck
Available from: 2012-10-05 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2012-10-05Bibliographically approved

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