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Different development programmes: does it make a difference?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. Högskolan i Gävle.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1495-4943
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Leadership in Health Services, ISSN 1751-1879, E-ISSN 1751-1887, Vol. 24, no 1, 29-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to examine whether two groups of first-line nurse managersperceived improvements in skills and knowledge regarding interpersonal skills and groupmanagement, achievement orientation, and organizational view and political savvy afterparticipation in two different development programmes, compared to participants in a comparisongroup. Further, to understand the first-line nurse managers’ expectations for and experiences of theprogramme as well as its strengths and weaknesses.Design/methodology/approach– A total of 13 first-line nurse managers participated in a trainingprogramme, 14 in a self-development programme, and 14 in a comparison group. Group interviewswere used to describe the managers’ expectations for and experiences of the programmes, theLeadership and Management Inventory were used to assess the impact of the programmes.Findings– The results of the interviews showed that the programmes met many of the participants’expectations. Participants perceived significant improvements – in organizational knowledge followingthe training programme and in achievement orientation following the self-development programme.

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2011. Vol. 24, no 1, 29-50 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270900DOI: 10.1108/17511871111102517OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-270900DiVA: diva2:890785
Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved

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