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Lednings- och styrningsperspektiv inom en postbyråkratisk organisation?: En fallstudie på Forsen projekt inom projekt- och byggledningsbranschen
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Management and control perspective within a post-bureaucratic organization? (English)
Abstract [en]

Problem - How does management look within a post bureaucracy, when there is room for freedom under responsibility. Where there is flexibility rather than structure, to promote the creativity of the employees.

Purpose - The purpose is to investigate and give an increased understanding of how a organization with post-bureaucratic characteristics in the project and construction management industry works from a management and control perspective.

Method - Data collection is done through five semi-structured interviews. The interviews include three different work roles within Forsen, which are management, employees and consultants. Data is analyzed with the support of previous research and theories to answer the study's purpose.

Conclusion - The study showed that Forsen considers themselves to be a non-hierarchical organization that runs their employees to make their own decisions. Where freedom under responsibility is central to the organizational structure, which reflects a post-bureaucratic organization. The management within the organization takes place through a predetermined project plan and a process description. There were important factors such as time, finances and results, and it served as a governing document that employees needed to relate to.  These forms of governance also provide incentives for them to be classified as a neobureaucracy. This is due to how one chooses to look at the various instruments since these can be perceived as rules which symbolize the traditional bureaucracy. A link between freedom and rules provides the opportunity for the neo-bureaucratic form of organization.

Abstract [sv]

Problem - Hur ser styrningen ut inom en postbyråkrati, när det lämnas utrymme för frihet under ansvar, där det förekommer flexibilitet snarare än struktur, för att främja kreativitet hos medarbetarna.

Syfte - Syftet är att undersöka och ge en ökad förståelse hur en organisation inom projekt- och byggledningsbranschen med postbyråkratiska karaktärsdrag fungerar ur ett lednings- samt styrningsperspektiv.

Metod - Datainsamlingen sker genom fem semistrukturerade intervjuer. Intervjuerna omfattar tre olika arbetsroller inom Forsen vilket är ledning, anställda och konsulter. Data analyseras med stöd av tidigare forskning och teorier för att besvara studiens syfte.

Slutsats - Studien visade att Forsen anser sig som en icke-hierarkisk organisation som uppmanar sina anställda att fatta egna beslut. Där frihet under ansvar är centralt i organisationsstrukturen, vilket speglar en postbyråkratisk organisation. Styrningen inom organisationen sker genom en förutbestämd projektplan och en processbeskrivning. Där viktiga faktorer som tid, ekonomi och resultat fanns med och det fungerade som ett styrande dokument som de anställda behövde förhålla sig till. Dessa former av styrning ger även incitament av att de kan klassas som en neobyråkrati. Detta beror på hur man väljer att se på de olika styrmedel då dessa kan uppfattas som regler vilket symboliserar den traditionella byråkratin. En sammankoppling av frihet och regler ger möjlighet för den neobyråkatiska organisationsformen. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 56
Keywords [en]
Post bureaucracy, Organization, Management, Bureaucracy, Freedom, Neo bureaucracy, Project management, Leadership
Keywords [sv]
Postbyråkrati, Organisation, Styrning, Byråkrati, Frihet, Neobyråkrati, Projektledning, Ledarskap
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38566OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-38566DiVA, id: diva2:1335000
Subject / course
Business Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2019-07-04 Created: 2019-07-03 Last updated: 2019-07-04Bibliographically approved

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