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Mellanchefers komplexa arbetssituation: Upplevelser av krav, motstridigheter och motivation
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Psychology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Middle managers complex work situation : Experiences of demands, contradictions and motivation (English)
Abstract [sv]

Mellanchefens roll, med chefer ovan sig och medarbetare under sig, är komplex, med en stressig vardag, hög arbetsbelastning och motstridiga krav. Tidigare studier visar att arbetsmotivation är viktigt eftersom mellanchefen har många förväntningar på sig. Syftet med föreliggande studie var att undersöka hur mellanchefer upplever sin arbetsroll och vad som motiverar dem. Åtta semi-strukturerade intervjuer med mellanchefer från olika sektorer inom Sverige genomfördes och analyserades med en induktiv tematisk analys. Att arbeta med uppgifter som ledningen anser vara viktiga upplevs stå i kontrast med medarbetarnas krav på tillgänglighet. Mellancheferna drivs av att arbeta med människor, se medarbetarnas utveckling, samt möjligheterna till påverkan och delaktighet i beslut inom organisationen. Även om mellancheferna i studien har hårda krav på sig är de motiverade. Studien bidrar med ökad förståelse för mellanchefers svåra position och djupare insikt i vad som motiverar dem. Studien tillför subjektiva upplevelser och en nyanserad förståelse för mellanchefens svåra arbetssituation.

Abstract [en]

The role of middle managers is complex due to pressures from both managers above and employees under them. Stress, heavy workload, and conflicting objectives are challenges middle managers deal with on a daily basis. Previous studies show that motivation is important among middle managers, because they face high expectations. In this study, eight semi-structured interviews with middle managers from various sectors in Sweden were performed, and analysed with an inductive thematic analysis. To balance demands from senior managers and concurrently be avalible for employee as a major obstacle. These middle managers gain motivation from working with people, see employees thrive, and the opportunity to influence business growth. Despite the stress and difficult tasks, the middle managers interviewed in this study were motivated. The present study provides insights into middle managers’ tough position as well as a deeper understanding of their work motivations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Middle managers, motivation, demand, stress
Keyword [sv]
Mellanchef, motivation, krav, stress
National Category
Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24545OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24545DiVA: diva2:1114786
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Human resources and labour relations
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Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-25 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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