Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
What do managers do during planned tranformational change?: a study of a middle level line manager at Coal and Coke, Wollongong, Australia
2003 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master thesis is built on an empirical study of a middle level line manager in an organization undertaking planned transformational change at a steelwork in Wollongong, Australia. The thesis has three purposes. Firstly, to explain what the literature says about management, change management and leadership. Secondly, to find out what a manager working in an organization going through change is actually doing. Thirdly, to explore whether there is a difference between the work of a manager 30 years ago compared to today. There were three stages involved in the exploration of this subject. The first stage of the project was to study the literature to understand how various experts described management, change management and leadership. The second stage was to do the actual study of the manager and the final stage was to analyze and interpret the data. The literature described management, change management and leadership in different terms and as having different traits. In reality however, it was difficult to see this difference and the manager in my study seemed to have both the manager’s traits as well as the change manager’s traits. The result of the study indicated that a manager working in an organization going through change spends a lot of time in meetings, especially scheduled meetings. The main purpose of the meetings is to receive and share information. Disseminating information was an important part of a manager’s work. The manager had to be skilled at identifying what information that was important to him, since there was so much information given to him everyday, both via mail and through other forms of communication. The activities of a manager 30 years ago compared to today were similar. There was however a difference in how these actives was performed. The next step on from this thesis would be to look how these different activities are performed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Change, organization
Keyword [sv]
Teknik
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-46825ISRN: LTU-EX--03/310--SELocal ID: 4718888d-317a-464b-a3de-400c030557d8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-46825DiVA: diva2:1020140
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Ergonomic Design & Production Engineering, master's level
Examiners
Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 1 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link