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ERIC Number: ED503012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
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Reflection--A Method for Organisational and Individual Development
Randle, Hanne; Tilander, Kristian
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v4 n9 p1-10 Sep 2007
This paper presents how organisational development can be the results when politicians, managers, social workers and teaching staff take part in reflection. The results are based on a government-funded initiative in Sweden for lowering sick absenteeism. Three local governments introduced reflection as a strategy to combat work related stress and a method for employee development. The aim was to develop empowered workers who could learn a new approach in their work situation. Professional workers sometimes feel shame when management directives make them supply a lower standard in service than they perceive as a good enough standard. The results show that reflection as part of work can help individuals to cope with work related stress and stabilise staff retention figures and result in organisational changes in municipal services such as public elementary schools, homecare and social work. This paper is the result of a longitudinal qualitative study with an interactive approach. Basis for data collection are group and individual interviews, study visits and participation in seminars and conferences and joint paper productions.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden