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Det Relationella Perspektivet: En induktiv fallstudie om relationen mellan ledare och följare
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates the dynamics of the relationship between a leader and the followers within a chosen organization. The research on leadership has generally been focused on the leader, and consequently treating the followers like passive subordinates. We pursue a more multidimensional view of the subject, meaning that leadership descends from an interaction between leaders and followers, which makes it relevant to study the dynamics of the relationship from both perspectives. We chose to do a qualitative case study on a middle- and preschool which has won a price for being an ideal place to work at. This price peaked our interest to investigate why the relationships are highly functional in this particular organization. Our conclusions pinpoint four vital elements leading to the relationships success: 1. Participation and group cohesion, 2. Trust and freedom with responsibility, 3. Open and personal communication, 4. Mutual respect. Furthermore, our conclusions also shows that there’s a divergence within the group of followers. The divergence was identified by comparing the followers experiences of the relationship with their leader. One follower experienced less positive notions, mentioned above, because of a further distance in their relationship. As opposed to the rest of the followers having a closer relationship with the leader and conesequently experiencing a more vivid version of the positive notions that the relationship provides. 

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2015. , 64 p.
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-43516OAI: diva2:815634
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Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Human Resource Management - Personnel Management and Organisational Development, 180 credits
2015-06-01, NY211, Gröndalsvägen 19, Kalmar Nyckel, Kalmar, 08:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-01 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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