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Ingen given väg till succé: en studie om förstagångschefers syn på chefskap, dess utmaningar och betydelsen av stöd från organisationen
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
No clear path to success : A study of first-time managers' view on managership, its challenges and the importance of support from the organization (English)
Abstract [sv]

Intresset för chefskap har minskat hos unga, samtidigt som allt fler äldre chefer kommer att gå i pension inom kort. Komplexiteten med chefskap är stor och utmaningarna, i synnerhet det bristande stödet, är påtagliga för förstagångschefer. Därför fanns en möjlighet att studera fenomenet närmare för att bringa en viss klarhet i ämnet. Syftet med studien var att ge unga en tydligare bild av chefskap. Det här genom att visa hur synen på chefskap förändras när en individ tar sig an positionen som chef för första gången och beskriva hur förstagångschefer upplever att stödet från organisationen har påverkat övergången till chefspositionen. Studien utfördes genom en kvalitativ metod med induktiv ansats var kvalitativ data samlades in via åtta intervjuer med förstagångschefer. Utifrån kvalitativ data har fyra teman sedan identifierats som tolkats med hjälp av de teorier vi funnit lämpliga. Baserat på de resultat som uppkom fördes här en sammanfattande och djupare diskussion. Förstagångcheferna visade, utifrån sina erfarenheter, att de haft en romantiserad bild av chefskapet innan de blev chefer. Nu ser de chefskapet som något roligt men även att det innebär mycket ansvar. Förstagångscheferna redogjorde även för att stödet i övergången till chef var bristfällig men att det inte var den enda eller den största utmaningen.

Abstract [en]

The interest in managership has declined among young people, while more and more old managers will be retiring shortly. The complexity of managership and the challenges, particularly regarding the lack of support, are great for first-time managers. Therefore there was an opportunity to study the phenomenon further to bring some clarity on the subject. The aim and purpose with the thesis was to give young people a clearer image of managership. This by showing how perceptions of management and managership could change when an individual takes on the position as a first-time manager and further describe how the first-time-managers felt about the amount of support from the organization and how it has influenced the transition to the manager position. The study was based on a qualitative method with an inductive approach where the qualitative data was collected through eight interviews with first-time managers. Based on the qualitative data, four themes were identified and interpreted with theories we found suitable. Based on the results that emerged, a summarized and deeper discussion was performed. The first-time-managers showed, based on their experiences, that they had a somewhat romanticized image of managership before becoming managers themselves. Nowadays they view the managership as something fun but also as something that requires a great amount of responsibility. The first-time-managers also outlined the insufficiency regarding the support from the organizations in the transition that turned out not to be the only or the most challenging problem.

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2016. , 78 p.
Keyword [en]
Manager, Management, Young/Youth, First-time managers, Organization, Challenges, Support, Transition, and Transformation
Keyword [sv]
Chef, Chefskap, Unga, Förstagångschefer, Organisation, Utmaningar, Stöd, Stödåtgärder, Övergång och Transformation
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49359OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-49359DiVA: diva2:898338
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Management and Organization
Educational program
Tourism Management Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2016-02-03 Created: 2016-01-27 Last updated: 2016-02-03Bibliographically approved

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