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Ekholm, B. (2012). Middle managers in elderly care under demands and espectations. Leadership in Health Services, 25(3), 203-215
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2012 (English)In: Leadership in Health Services, ISSN 1751-1879, E-ISSN 1751-1887, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 203-215Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this project was to study how middle managers look on and shape their work and leadership with regard to the demands and expectations that exists from different participants within the home help service operation. The participants are politicians, officials at central level, nursing staff, persons receiving care and their relatives.

Design/methodology/approach - The participants are eight managers in eight different home-help service units. The units are spread out in four district with high socioeconomic status and four districts with low. Four managers are at public units and four are at units with private executor. The majority of the managers had worked as leaders between three and eight years. The study is based on individual interviews and observations of the managers and of staff meetings. The data were subjected to content analysis. Two main categories and five subcategories were generated.

Findings - There were large similarities in how the managers perceived the demands and expectations, but there were differences when it came to how they handled them. Three of the managers experienced that they could handle the demands and expectations through organizing and structuring the operation and prioritizing the assignments, while five of the managers experienced difficulties to handle them and they conveyed that they suffered from stress. The managers that could  handle the demands combine a professional and an organizational perspective in their leadership.

Originality/value - The knowledge from the study may be of great value in recruiting new managers in elderly care but also in creating programs of competence development for managers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012
Keywords
Leadership, public sector, elderly care, demands, expectations, pressure
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78073 (URN)10.1108/17511871211247642 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-06-05 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2017-12-07
Ellström, E., Ekholm, B. & Ellström, P.-E. (2008). Two Types of Learning Environment: Enabling and Constraining A Study of Care Work. Journal of Workplace Learning, 20(2), 84-97
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Workplace Learning, ISSN 1366-5626, E-ISSN 1758-7859, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 84-97Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: First, to elaborate on the notion of a learning environment based on an empirical study of care work. Second, to explore how aspects of a learning environment may differ between and within units in the same organization, and how to understand and explain such differences.

Methodology/approach: The study was based on a multiple case-study design including four departments within two care units. Data were collected through direct observation of working conditions and work practices as well as semi-structured interviews with all care-workers within the two units (29 persons), and with the head and deputy head for each of the two units.

Findings: It was possible to distinguish between two qualitatively different patterns of working conditions and practices within the four teams. These patterns of practice were interpreted as representing an enabling and a constraining type of learning environment as these concepts were defined in this study. The evidence suggest that the emergence of an enabling learning environment was an outcome of a dynamic interplay between a number of factors that had the character of a virtuous circle.

Originality/value: The article adds to previous research through a distinction between two types of learning environment (enabling and constraining), and by linking these two types of learning environment to different conceptions of learning and to different working conditions and practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande, 2008
Keywords
learning environment, adaptive learning, developmental learning, learning readiness, working conditions, care work
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-11414 (URN)10.1108/13665620810852250 (DOI)
Note
Original publication: Eva Ellström, Bodil Ekholm & Per-Erik Ellström, Two Types of Learning Environment: Enabling and Constraining A Study of Care Work, 2008, Journal of Workplace Learning, (20), 2, 84-97. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13665620810852250. Copyright: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Available from: 2008-03-28 Created: 2008-03-28 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Ellström, E., Ekholm, B. & Ellström, P.-E. (2007). Enabling and Constraining Conditions of Learning: A Study of Care Work. In: International Researching Work and Learning Conference RWL5,2007.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enabling and Constraining Conditions of Learning: A Study of Care Work
2007 (English)In: International Researching Work and Learning Conference RWL5,2007, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-39199 (URN)47166 (Local ID)47166 (Archive number)47166 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10
Ellström, E., Ekholm, B. & Ellström, P.-E. (2007). Enabling and Constraining Learning Environments: A Study of Learning Conditions and Practices in Care Work. In: International Researching Work and Learning Conference RWL5,2007.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enabling and Constraining Learning Environments: A Study of Learning Conditions and Practices in Care Work
2007 (English)In: International Researching Work and Learning Conference RWL5,2007, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38486 (URN)44628 (Local ID)44628 (Archive number)44628 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2010-12-19
Ellström, P.-E., Ekholm, B., Ellström, E. & Rönnqvist, D. (2006). FoU i praktiken. En studie av aktörer och projekt inom en flerkommunal FoU-verksamhet.. Linköping: FoU Centrum för vård och omsorg, Linköpings kommun
Open this publication in new window or tab >>FoU i praktiken. En studie av aktörer och projekt inom en flerkommunal FoU-verksamhet.
2006 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: FoU Centrum för vård och omsorg, Linköpings kommun, 2006
Series
FoU-rapport ; 34
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38483 (URN)44625 (Local ID)44625 (Archive number)44625 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2010-12-19
Ellström, E. & Ekholm, B. (2006). Implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Home-Care Services - A Learning Perspective. In: European Conference on Educational Research ECER,2006.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Home-Care Services - A Learning Perspective
2006 (English)In: European Conference on Educational Research ECER,2006, 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38422 (URN)44305 (Local ID)44305 (Archive number)44305 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10
Ellström, E. & Ekholm, B. (2006). Learning to use ICT in Home-Care Services: An Implementation Study.. In: European Conference on Educational Research ECER,2006.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning to use ICT in Home-Care Services: An Implementation Study.
2006 (English)In: European Conference on Educational Research ECER,2006, 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38485 (URN)44627 (Local ID)44627 (Archive number)44627 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10
Ellström, P.-E., Ekholm, B., Ellström, E. & Rönnqvist, D. (2006). Vad betyder FoU i praktiken? En studie av projekt inom en flerkommunal FoU-verksamhet. In: Högskola och samhälle i samverkan - HSS,2006.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vad betyder FoU i praktiken? En studie av projekt inom en flerkommunal FoU-verksamhet
2006 (Swedish)In: Högskola och samhälle i samverkan - HSS,2006, 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38578 (URN)44799 (Local ID)44799 (Archive number)44799 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2010-12-19
Ellström, E. & Ekholm, B. (2005). Implementering av IT i hemtjänsten. Linköping: Linköpings universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementering av IT i hemtjänsten
2005 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2005
Series
CMTO Research papers ; 2
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-30702 (URN)16312 (Local ID)16312 (Archive number)16312 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09
Gustavsson, M., Ekholm, B., Ellström, E. & Ellström, P.-E. (2004). Fostering Work-Based Learning in Teams Through an Educational Intervention. In: European Conference on Educational Research ECER,2004.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fostering Work-Based Learning in Teams Through an Educational Intervention
2004 (English)In: European Conference on Educational Research ECER,2004, 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31481 (URN)17273 (Local ID)17273 (Archive number)17273 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09
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