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Att axla en chefsposition: Om viljan att bli chef
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
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
To undertake a management position : About the desire of becoming a manager (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Genom att svara på våra tre frågeställningar vill vi skapa en större förståelse för vad som driver medarbetare att vilja axla en chefsposition. Genom denna förståelse vill vi också kunna bidra till vetskapen om hur arbetsgivare på ett bättre och genomtänkt sätt kan möta dessa drivkrafter för att fånga upp kompetenta kandidater till vakanta chefspositioner och på ett hållbart och långsiktigt sätt säkerställa sin chefsförsörjning.

Metodik: En fallstudie på Landstinget i Kalmar län har genomförts utifrån ett abduktivt angreppssätt. Genom en kvalitativ forskningsstrategi har data samlats in med hjälp av halvstrukturerade intervjuer.

Slutsats: Studiens deltagare uppfattar att chefspositioner präglas av ensamhet, högt ställda krav samt möjligheter att påverka organisationen och sin egen arbetssituation. Vidare är drivkraften bakom viljan att bli chef att kunna påverka och skapa resultat för och tillsammans med medarbetare. Det är också en drivkraft att utvecklas personligen, från medarbetare till positionen som chef samt i rollen som chefspositionen medför. För medarbetare vars utveckling stagnerat i grundprofessionen utgör chefspositionen nästa steg för personlig utveckling, vilket kan väcka ett intresse och en drivkraft mot chefspositionen. I traineeprogrammet motsvaras individens förväntningar då mycket fokus ligger på självutveckling och utformning av ledarskap. Dock uppstår ett problem när chefspositionen sedan inte ger utrymme för chefer att få utlopp för sina drivkrafter. Chefspositioner har visat sig kräva mycket annat än just möjligheten att utöva ledarskap. Bland annat äts chefer upp av mängden administration, koordinering och möten och lite tid blir således över för ledarskap. 

Abstract [en]

Purpose: By answering our three research questions, we want to create a better understanding of what motivates people to become managers and to undertake the responsibilities and expectations that comes with the position. Through this understanding we also want to contribute to the knowledge of how employers in a better and well-reasoned way can meet these motivation factors in order to capture qualified candidates for vacant management positions and in a sustainable and long-term way ensure its supply of managers.

Methodology: A case study on the Kalmar County Council has been conducted with an abductive approach. Through a qualitative research method data has been collected using semi-structured interviews.

Conclusion: The study's participants perceive that managerial positions are characterized by loneliness, high requirements and opportunities to influence the organization and their own work situation. Further, the motivation factors behind the desire to become a manager are to be able to influence and create results for and with employees. Another motivating factor is personal development, in terms of advancing from employee to manager, as well as the ability to develop in the management position itself. For employees whose development has stagnated in their profession, the manager position can offer a possibility to further development, which can arouse an interest for management. The trainee program has been shown to correspond to the individual's expectations where focus lies within self-development and the configuration of leadership. However, a problem arises when in the next step the management positions does not allow managers to vent their motivations. Management positions have been shown to require more than just the ability to exercise leadership. For instance is the ability to exercise leadership inhibited by the amount of the administration, coordination and meetings which leaves little time for leadership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
Absence of managers, manager ship, motivation, trainee program, skills development
Keyword [sv]
Chefsbrist, chefskap, drivkrafter, traineeprogram, kompetensutveckling
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52806OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-52806DiVA: diva2:932026
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Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Human Resource Management - Personnel Management and Organisational Development, 180 credits
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Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2016-06-17Bibliographically approved

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