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Lajksjö, Örjan
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Enander, A., Hede, S. & Lajksjö, Ö. (2015). Why worry?: Motivation for crisis preparedness work among municipal leaders in Sweden. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 23(1), 1-10
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why worry?: Motivation for crisis preparedness work among municipal leaders in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Much of the responsibility for societal safety and crisis preparedness rests with local municipal leaders. These tasks are demanding, and often insufficiently prioritized and supported. The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing motivation to work with these issues, and to explore relationships among such factors. Two datasets, formed the basis of the analysis. From the qualitative analysis, a model was developed describing three main categories of motivational factors: person-related, organizational and activity-related. Actual crisis experience was found to influence factors in all three categories. Differences regarding motivational forces could be identified among different roles among officials. Self-determination theory is applied to the model, illustrating possible ways to influence motivation for work with preparedness issues.

Keywords
Crisis preparedness, Motivation, Crisis experience, Municipal leaders
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5135 (URN)10.1111/1468-5973.12067 (DOI)000349617200001 ()
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2015-01-09 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved
Enander, A., Lajksjö, Ö. & Tedfeldt, E.-L. (2010). A Tear in the Social Fabric: Local Communities Dealing with Socially Generated Crises. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 18(1), 39-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Tear in the Social Fabric: Local Communities Dealing with Socially Generated Crises
2010 (English)In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 39-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was to develop knowledge about demands and experiences relating to management of socially generated crises in local communities. Interviews were conducted in four municipalities with experiences of such situations, e.g., widely publicized murders, suicides or cases of sexual abuse. A modified grounded theory analysis of the interviews identified six central themes. Two themes pertained to the actual event and its consequences; two concerned the management of the crisis; and two themes focused on reactions and needs among those involved. Basic tensions were identified between confidentiality and openness, between support and accountability and between empathy and distancing. Similarities and differences in relation to management of other kinds of crises are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2010
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-329 (URN)10.1111/j.1468-5973.2009.00596.x (DOI)
Available from: 2010-02-22 Created: 2010-02-22 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Enander, A., Hede, S. & Lajksjö, Ö. (2009). One crisis after another Municipal experiences of severe storm in the shadow of the tsunami. Disaster Prevention and Management, 18(2), 137-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>One crisis after another Municipal experiences of severe storm in the shadow of the tsunami
2009 (English)In: Disaster Prevention and Management, ISSN 0965-3562, E-ISSN 1758-6100, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 137-149Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to develop a theoretical understanding of experiences of crisis management among municipal leaders Design/methodology/approach - A total of 16 chief officers and three politicians from three different municipalities were Interviewed concerning experiences of dealing with it severe storm Data were analyzed by a grounded theory approach Findings - Data analysis generated model Central to the model is all evaluation sphere, which reflects tension between everyday circumstances and crisis needs, between assessments of legislation and practices its it support or hindrance. and assessments of human vulnerability versus coping resources Manager characteristics, the societal context within which the event occurred, and crisis characteristics all Influence this evaluation sphere Particular stressors include the fact that the leaders themselves were personally affected by the storm, the difficult decisions and assessments that had to be made, the uncertainty of the situation and the timing, soon after the tsunami Crisis management, decisions and actions can be seen its formed from the evaluation sphere and the Influencing factors Research limitations/implications - The paper has a small sample and limited representativeness Generalizability of the model should be tested in other crisis events Practical implication - The model call be used its a tool to design exercises and its it guideline for authorities, in providing preparedness and crisis support Originality/value - The paper provides, a theoretical model highlighting the complex evaluations underlying managers' decisions and actions lit real-life situations

Keywords
Natural disasters, General management, Decision making, Cities, Leaders, Storms
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3886 (URN)10.1108/09653560910953216 (DOI)000274440100006 ()
Available from: 2013-06-14 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved
Enander, A., Lajksjö, Ö. & Tedfeldt, E.-L. (2008). Det händer mitt ibland oss: kommunala erfarenheter av socialt genererade kriser. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det händer mitt ibland oss: kommunala erfarenheter av socialt genererade kriser
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan, 2008. p. 60
Series
ILM Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial, ISSN 1653-1523 ; 47
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-557 (URN)
Available from: 2010-03-17 Created: 2010-03-17 Last updated: 2017-08-04Bibliographically approved
Hede, S., Enander, A. & Lajksjö, Ö. (2007). Storm i tsunamins skugga: Kommunala aktörers erfarenheter vid hantering av Gudrun. Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Storm i tsunamins skugga: Kommunala aktörers erfarenheter vid hantering av Gudrun
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2007. p. 43
Series
ILM Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial, ISSN 1653-1523 ; 29
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3432 (URN)
Available from: 2013-01-15 Created: 2013-01-15 Last updated: 2017-08-04Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G. & Lajksjö, Ö. (2003). Beslutsfattande under stress: En jämförelse av olika modeller. In: G. Larsson & K. Kallenberg (Ed.), Direkt ledarskap: (pp. 240-251). Stockholm: Försvarsmakten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beslutsfattande under stress: En jämförelse av olika modeller
2003 (Swedish)In: Direkt ledarskap / [ed] G. Larsson & K. Kallenberg, Stockholm: Försvarsmakten , 2003, p. 240-251Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarsmakten, 2003
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3134 (URN)91-974433-3-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-12-27 Created: 2012-12-27 Last updated: 2017-06-15Bibliographically approved
Lajksjö, Ö., Tedfeldt, E.-L., Eriksson, B. & Larsson, G. (2003). Ledarskapets förutsättningar: Gruppnivå. In: G. Larsson & K. Kallenberg (Ed.), Direkt Ledarskap: (pp. 105-123). Stockholm: Försvarsmakten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ledarskapets förutsättningar: Gruppnivå
2003 (Swedish)In: Direkt Ledarskap / [ed] G. Larsson & K. Kallenberg, Stockholm: Försvarsmakten , 2003, p. 105-123Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarsmakten, 2003
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3129 (URN)91-974433-3-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-12-21 Created: 2012-12-21 Last updated: 2017-06-15Bibliographically approved
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