Middle Leaders: Middle management’s role in the public sector

Problem: Leadership studies have mostly concerned top management. However, as many researchers suggest, middle management has a great impact on the success of an organization, especially in change when they need to take on the role as a leader. Successful leaders motivate employees, and within the public sector they need to use non-financial means. In …

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Work Environment Stressors – The link between employees’ well-being and job performance?

Background: Employees are the human capital which contributes to the success and development of a company to a great extent. Thus, these days, companies do not see them only as factors of production from the classical perspective, but have started to value them as stakeholders and partners with whom long-term goals are achieved together.Problem Discussion …

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Motivation or Stress Creating- Incentive reward system in an insurance company

Background and discussion of problem Incentive reward systems are commonly used in many companies around the world. There is no such thing as a perfect reward system and that is why a company needs to adjust the reward system after their own needs, to more effectively reach their future goals. It is very important that …

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Information Processing and Decision Making in Organizations Project Report

This thesis aims to investigate information processing and decision making in organizations. The overall perspective is dedicated to explore initiatives that managers could use in order to improve information processing and decision making in their organizations. I start by a theoretical overview of the literature and research in the field of information processing and decision …

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Retention of IT Consultants: How to Grow Employee Loyalty – the case of T-company

Most IT / Telecommunication consulting companies suffer high employee turnover. Engaged and satisfied employees are more likely to stay with their companies. Identifying motivation and satisfaction factors for IT consultants is therefore of great importance in increasing employee retention.The purpose of this research is to investigate what are the most important motivation and satisfaction factors …

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Transformational leadership and economic efficiency – Can a charismatic leader in an administration for care motivate the subordinates to improve the economic performance?

Background and Problem Discussion: Skövde Kommun is a public organization and one of many tasks is to provide help and service to the aged and handicapped in the city. This is done through the administration for care. After many years with poor economic performance the politicians in Skövde decided 2002 to restructure the elderly care …

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Motivation of Future Knowledge Workers

The aim of this thesis is to examine which factors and incentives affect the work motivation of students from technical degree programmes in Sweden and Finland, and how companies can attract graduating students to apply for a job. The study explores also similarities and differences in preferences of work-related incentives and impact of cultural differences …

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THE ROLE OF MICRO BUSINESS MANAGERS: A Replication of Mintzberg’s study

Background: During decades people have tried to define and explain the role of a manager. Mintzberg (1973) was one of them that made studies about the manager role. He defined ten managerial roles that still are in use today. In later years more people have been interested in the work of Mintzberg. 2003 Tengblad did …

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Talent Management: Beyond the concept of Talent Management

The authors of this thesis have found that, during the last years, the world has witnessed a dramatic explosion of articles and books about the concept Talent Management. These books and articles, all emphasise the urgency for companies to adopt the concept and the devastating consequences if they don’t. The concept is by many re-searchers …

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