Kæft, trit, men hvilken retning

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Title: Kæft, trit, men hvilken retning
En undersøgelse af mødet mellem det civile individ og et hierarkisk forsvar
Author: Tetzlaff, Alexander
Abstract: This paper examines individuals in a military bureaucratic organization. Based on qualitative fieldwork conducted among new military health personnel and officer cadets, I explore how the Danish military adapts to the surrounding society and how this challenges the officers working with these individuals inside the organization. To begin with I carry out a study to pin down how the health personnel and the officer cadets describe the military. I illustrate how they resemble postmodern traits by focusing on reflexivity, sensemaking, and regulation. Subsequently I analyze how the officers understand the military organization as a paradox: At the same time it shows a negative reproduction and a positive military culture. The negative reproduction can lead to a more conform organization that does not reflect the changes in the surrounding society which can be problematic. In the final part of the paper I venture into a normative analysis where I suggest that leadership should be divided into an operational approach and an administrative approach to build meaningful relations. Furthermore I suggest how leadership in a communicative perspective can create solutions that is more suited for postmodern individuals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10417/6072
Date: 2016-12-15
Pages: 54
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