Transformation in the management of Danish public-sector: knowledge-intensive organizations and dealing with ambiguity – identity control and organizational management technology

Bidragets oversatte titel: Transformationer i ledelse af den danske offentlige sektor, videnintensive organisationer og udfordringer med tvetydighed, identitetskontrol og organisatorisk ledelsesmanagement

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Transformation in the management of public Danish knowledge-intensive organizations and dealing with ambiguity - identity control and organizational management technology

Abstract:
The public sector is at present the subject of extensive transformations that have necessitated new management tools. In this context, concepts such as Social Capital and Relational Coordination are introduced as organizational tools, which has spread like mantras in the public sector in its efforts to meet the challenges outlined. In this article, we analyse this phenomenon in the light of ambiguity as primarily described by management scholar Mats Alvesson. Based on empirical data, we demonstrate how transformations lead to the implementation of concepts such as Social Capital and Relational Coordination; both considered as measurable and progressive tools. However, as shown, these concepts are surrounded by ambiguity, which means that in practice, they can be in stark contrast to what is intended. We also show how these transformations in themselves give room for consultancy and expert assistance, and that the claimed increase of well-being and productivity does not necessarily go hand in hand as role conflict and role ambiguity in itself might lead to work-related stress.

Keywords: Identity Regulation, Role conflict, Ambiguity, Transformation Processes, Work-related Stress
Bidragets oversatte titelTransformationer i ledelse af den danske offentlige sektor, videnintensive organisationer og udfordringer med tvetydighed, identitetskontrol og organisatorisk ledelsesmanagement
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe 8th Nordic Working Life Conference Hard Times
Antal sider10
ForlagNordic Working Life Conference Hard Times
Publikationsdatonov. 2016
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2016
BegivenhedNordic Working Life Conference - School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Tampere, Finland
Varighed: 2 nov. 20164 nov. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 8
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KonferenceNordic Working Life Conference
Nummer8
LokationSchool of Social Sciences and Humanities
LandFinland
ByTampere
Periode02/11/201604/11/2016
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  • Identity Regulation, Role conflict, Ambiguity, Transformation Processes, Work-related Stress

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