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Augustinsson, SörenORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0156-388X
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Augustinsson, S. (2017). Vetenskapsteori och vetenskapsfilosofi. In: Granskär, M. Höglund-Nielsen, B. (Ed.), Tillämpad kvalitativ forskning inom hälso- och sjukvård: (pp. 15-26). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
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2017 (Swedish)In: Tillämpad kvalitativ forskning inom hälso- och sjukvård / [ed] Granskär, M. Höglund-Nielsen, B., Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 15-26Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9926 (URN)978-91-44-11863-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-12-15 Created: 2012-12-15 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Augustinsson, S. (2016). Om återkopplingens dilemman: ur relationellt perspektiv. Högskolepedagogisk debatt (2), 4-17
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2016 (Swedish)In: Högskolepedagogisk debatt, ISSN 2000-9216, no 2, p. 4-17Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press, 2016
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16269 (URN)
Available from: 2016-11-29 Created: 2016-11-28 Last updated: 2016-11-29
Ericsson, U., Rydstedt, L. W., Pettersson, P., Augustinsson, S. & Aronsson, G. (2016). Återhämtning bland hockeyspelare i Tre Kronor, nattarbetande bagare och skolledare: om asocialitet, sömnlösa nätter och allvarsam lek - en dygnsberättelse. Arbetsliv i Omvandling (2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Återhämtning bland hockeyspelare i Tre Kronor, nattarbetande bagare och skolledare: om asocialitet, sömnlösa nätter och allvarsam lek - en dygnsberättelse
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2016 (Swedish)In: Arbetsliv i Omvandling, ISSN 1404-8426, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Återhämtning är den process som återställer individens energi och mentala resurser. Vi betraktar här återhämtning som en dynamisk process av ständig reglering och anpassning av aktivitetsnivån till omgivningens krav. Föreliggande studie är ett första steg i ett projekt som har för avsikt att fördjupa kunskapen om denna process. Vårt antagande är att det finns olika strategier, platser, behov, förutsättningar och möjligheter för återhämtning i arbetslivet. Både vad gäller individuella olikheter men även skillnader som kan hänföras till yrkesgrupp. Fokusgrupper genomfördes med tre olika yrkesgrupper: professionella ishockeyspelare, nattarbetande bagare och skolledare (sammanlagt 29 deltagare). Utgångspunkten för fokusgrupperna var en idé om en dygnsberättelse, inom vilken det fanns tre distinktioner, arbete, fritid och sömn. Samtalen i fokusgrupperna utgick från dygnsberättelsen, men kretsade kring arbetets krav, förväntningar på prestation samt behov och förutsättningar för återhämtning. Vad som exemplifierades var olika strategier för att hantera de psykofysiologiska påfrestningar som de olika yrkesgrupperna ställs inför. Berättelserna från fokusgrupperna är mångfacetterade och förmedlar både bilden av olika ”rum”, likt fönster, för återhämtning men även en avsaknad av sådana förutsättningar. En avsaknad som istället leder till ytterligare energiförbrukning. Det centrala problemet för de nattarbetande bagarna var ofta på ett eller annat sätt relaterat till en fysiologisk nedvarvning och framförallt (bristen på) sömnkvalitet. Det var alltså inte minnet av jobbet som klängde sig kvar hos bagarna när de hade kommit hem efter avslutat pass. Kvardröjande mentala representationer av stressorer, en typ av repetitivt ältande, visade sig däremot hos både ishockeyspelarna och skolledarna. För ishockeyspelarna var återhämtning ofta tätt sammankopplat med prestation. Goda prestationer skapade bättre förutsättningar för att inte ta med arbetet hem. Ältandet och svårigheter att släppa arbetet var ofta relaterat till mindre bra prestationer eller direkta misslyckanden.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16441 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-26 Created: 2017-01-19 Last updated: 2017-02-02Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, U., Augustinsson, S. & Pettersson, P. (2015). A Jigsaw Puzzle with No Given Solution: the financial crisis, trust, loyalty and fair-play. Labor Studies Journal, 39(4), 278-296
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2015 (English)In: Labor Studies Journal, ISSN 0160-449X, E-ISSN 1538-9758, Vol. 39, no 4, p. 278-296Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on one-to-one interviews and focus group interviews with management representatives, trade union representatives, and blue- and white-collar workers this article investigates how the global financial crisis was handled in Swedish industry. In the light of the crisis agreement signed between trade union IF Metall and company representatives how can the implementation of the agreement be described? How were these new conditions interpreted and how were they experienced? Three conceptual themes emerged, trust, loyalty, and principle of fair-play. Large differences were shown that were related to attitudes towards blue- and white-collar workers, recognition of work, and the size of the town.

National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13433 (URN)10.1177/0160449X14567808 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-01-23 Created: 2015-01-23 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Augustinsson, S. (2015). Om teamutredning för bedömning av medicinska förutsättningar för hjälpbehov: förutsättningar, problem, hinder och framtida möjligheter.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om teamutredning för bedömning av medicinska förutsättningar för hjälpbehov: förutsättningar, problem, hinder och framtida möjligheter
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Publisher
p. 87
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14826 (URN)
Available from: 2015-09-27 Created: 2015-09-27 Last updated: 2018-03-21Bibliographically approved
Augustinsson, S. & Petersson, P. (2015). On discharge planning  : dynamic complex processes – uncertainty, surprise and standardisation. Journal of Research in Nursing, 20(1), 39-53
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Research in Nursing, ISSN 1744-9871, E-ISSN 1744-988X, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 39-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How can discharge planning (DP) for patients who require care in the home following a period in hospital be understood and developed through the lenses of complexity theory? With the help of complexity theory and practice-based narrative research this study discloses the formal routines and complex dynamic practices that are associated with DP. A study of the literature established that there was an almost total absence of complexity-theoretical perspectives on interpreting and developing DP.                 

The researchers collected narratives about the DP processes using qualitative interviews with the nurses responsible for this in a hospital ward: these were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. They also participated in and documented meetings where these nurses, as a group, discussed DP.                 

The findings show that nurses have to continuously deal with uncertainty, surprises and the unknown. They have to make sense and take charge of dynamic complex events and new knowledge, and manage complex relations and information. The researchers argue that looking upon practice from the lenses of complexity theory, and therefore accepting the complexity of practice, could facilitate the development of nurses' skills in order to guarantee good quality in DP.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-11499 (URN)10.1177/1744987114564257 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-12-20 Created: 2013-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Augustinsson, S. & Ericsson, U. (2015). On the complexity of being a principal - emerging identities and performance in a new work reality. In: : . Paper presented at IRSPM, Birmingham, 2015, 30 mars - 1 april.
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2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper is the first piece of a jigsaw puzzle in an effort to study the conditions that enable

Swedish principals and preschool leaders to do a good job, create an identity and safeguard

health. The present study is the first step to approach the overarching aim of understanding

how principals’ and preschool leaders’ assignments are interpreted and construed and of who

or what enables or prevents them from doing a good job. The primary aim of this paper is to

narrow down how the assignment (the task)) is interpreted and to identify the markers for how

principals and preschool leaders look upon the chances of doing a good job. These markers

will subsequently form the basis of an in-depth qualitative study we have begin.

National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14823 (URN)
Conference
IRSPM, Birmingham, 2015, 30 mars - 1 april
Available from: 2015-09-27 Created: 2015-09-27 Last updated: 2015-11-27Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, U. & Augustinsson, S. (2015). The role of first line managers in healthcare organisations: a qualitative study on the work life experience of ward managers. Journal of Research in Nursing, 20(4), 280-295, Article ID 1744987114564258.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of first line managers in healthcare organisations: a qualitative study on the work life experience of ward managers
2015 (English)In: Journal of Research in Nursing, ISSN 1744-9871, E-ISSN 1744-988X, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 280-295, article id 1744987114564258Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The role of a first line manager (FLM) in Swedish healthcare has gone through major changes, from a divided role involving both nursing work and supervision to a pure management role. Along with these changes, the experienced core work and meaning of work have been altered. This also means that conditions for work that could regenerate the invested resources of the FLMs have been altered as well. The aim of this study was to describe the ward managers’ experiences of their professional role, their work and how they are handling their everyday practice. Furthermore, the aim has been to interpret these experiences through the lens of regenerative work. Five ward managers at a Swedish hospital setting were followed for approximately four years. The study has had an interactive and pragmatic approach. Data were collected through interviews, observations and a continuous dialogue forum (three years). Four themes are presented in this paper: from supervisor to manager; loyalty; talking about it and dialogue forum. These themes are then discussed in order to understand basic conditions for the regenerative work of the FLM. The most central finding is the importance for the FLMs to make sense of their world through narratives and that the organisation does not provide for this.

National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13684 (URN)10.1177/1744987114564258 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-02-24 Created: 2015-02-24 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Augustinsson, S., Karlsson, J. & Ericsson, U. (2014). On evaluation of base-groups in headmasters academic leadership program. In: : . Paper presented at NERA 42nd, Education for Sustainable Development, Lillehammer, 4-7 mars.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On evaluation of base-groups in headmasters academic leadership program
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background

The effects of leadership training are disputed in research. Evaluations of participants’ training experiences are commonplace. Studies are seldom made which investigate and problematize the impressions that can be left in their complex practice by training, and which can have an effect on their practical duties and on the leaders’ capacity to deal with leadership in their everyday complexity. 

Empirical material

The 3-year Headmaster Training Course in Sweden which offers 30 Swedish university credits, equivalent to 30 ECTS, comprises approximately 500 headmasters and pre-school leaders. The leaders of the base groups are university staff. During the course the groups meet 6 times, each time containing a different theme. Curiosity dictated that we should ascertain what work and discussions took place within the base groups, how this is experienced, and how it contributes to the participants’ professional development. 

Method

In order to study what happens in the base-group meetings, two of the university base-group staff kept a diary noting down the contents and discussions from each specific session. Recorded interviews were made with 21 participants from 4 base groups. Part of the result of this part of the study has been tested on other base-group leaders from the university (7 people). In order to handle the empirical material we turn to narrative organizational research. The method involves a systematic interpretation of other people’s sense-making of the worlds they experience, here basic group meetings. The interpretation is based on how people create meaning in the experiences of what happens in the groups using perspectives from their everyday complexity as leaders.

Result

Preliminary results show an ongoing frustration related to their perception of having too limited resources to allow them to do a good job as headmasters. Within the base groups they are given the opportunity, together with others in similar situations, to exchange experiences and feelings regarding the complex, tangible, everyday work duties they carry out. The frustration felt by the leaders about the complexity of their workday was dealt with by the participants by taking advantage of common discussions held outside of the organizational hierarchy. Within the base groups they can talk and negotiate with colleagues about their complex workday as leaders in schools and pre-schools. According to the participants, they were able to solve common puzzles, even a health puzzle. The base-group meetings were also perceived as energizing them in their practical role as leaders.

The study will be of significance for the continued structuring of base groups as a support for the education and development of headmasters and pre-school leaders. A questionnaire will now be sent to a random number of participants who have completed the headmaster training course.

National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14820 (URN)
Conference
NERA 42nd, Education for Sustainable Development, Lillehammer, 4-7 mars
Available from: 2015-09-27 Created: 2015-09-27 Last updated: 2015-12-14Bibliographically approved
Augustinsson, S. & Särnholm-Ericsson, S. (2014). On framing headmasters leadership training for leading socially complex, processual and emergent organization. In: : . Paper presented at NERA 42nd Congress. Education for Sustainable Development, Lillehammer 5-7 mars.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On framing headmasters leadership training for leading socially complex, processual and emergent organization
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Aims and objectives:

If leadership and organization are in constant flux, what are the consequences for the design of headmaster leadership training? 

Background:

What do leaders do, why do they do it the way they do it, and how is what we call organizing done? Starting on the educational design track should begin with a deep understanding of what leadership and organizing mean in practice, but neither with the illusion about what happens, nor the illusion of what should happen. 

Method

Leadership training for headmasters and preschool heads at Linnaeus University in Sweden has been the starting point of testing the ontological approach to organization as flux. As background material we used focus group interviews with the participants after the completion of the course. In our paper, however, we limit ourselves for reasons of space to evaluating an experiment containing a new design of the Whats and Hows of the headmaster leadership course, comprising two groups with 50 participants each. The starting point was the flux of [the] practice. 

Results

The evaluations from both occasions show surprisingly great similarities. In all answers, superlatives are frequent in the assessment of the days of training and their contribution to the participants’ practice.  The evaluations also contain criticism. However, one conclusion is that a course that makes use of the social complexity, flux and organizational becoming has a chance of making an impact on the participants’ practising. Preliminary results also demonstrate that a course which is adapted to the notion of leadership and organization involving flux can also be experienced as meaningful and useful, as has also been confirmed by management research. 

Conclusions

Our conclusion about  management education programs is that  the starting point ought to be a/ an understanding of organizing as social complexity, b/ flux, emergent and organizational becoming, c/ what leadership ‘may be in practice’ ,and d/ participants’ experiences of social complexity and leadership as practising. In addition to including knowledge based on management and organizing as flux (What), the education should also be designed in a way which at least partly resembles the participants’ practice. Thus, the How and What of the course are related to the character of the practice.  The result may have possible effects on the latter, although research shows that this is hard to achieve.  It seems at least that the results are better than if illusions about the practice are allowed to guide the educational contents (What and How). Furthermore, since the practice has the character of flux, parts of the education should also be designed with this in mind (How). Besides, the insight that each participant and each activity is unique, at least in detail and in the long run, should have consequences for the design of the What and How of the training. Academic leadership education with its traditions must incorporate flux and organizational becoming in the choice of literature, lectures, learning situations and examination.  

National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14818 (URN)
Conference
NERA 42nd Congress. Education for Sustainable Development, Lillehammer 5-7 mars
Available from: 2015-09-27 Created: 2015-09-27 Last updated: 2015-12-14Bibliographically approved
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