Samarbejdet i Schneider Electric- et casestudie: The cooperation in Schneider Electric- a case study

Maria Skafte, Anna Dalgaard, Cille Christensen, Andrea Noes, Frederik Weye & Christoffer Niebuhr

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract The cooperation in Schneider Electric- a case study The purpose of this report is to analyze the cooperation between departments in the company Schneider Electric. To do so, we will use the theory of science, philosophical hermeneutics. That means we will work with prejudices which will change during the analysis to new prejudices and then we will continue with analyzing these. The circle never ends. Our empiricism consists of 6 interview with different employees at Schneider Electric and the result of a self made survey which Schneider Electric makes every 6 months. The results of the survey have in recent years expressed that the employers is disappointed with cooperation between departments. Because of the wish of complete anonymity from one of the interviewed employees we haven’t noted any names, departments or functions in the report. 4 theories will be included in the work of the analysis which will be divided in three parts. The theories are matrix structure, social capital, relational coordination and shared knowledge. The conclusions of the analysis are, that Schneider Electric do work in a matrix structure and solving of problems don’t happen in the way they are intended in a matrix structure. Furthermore we can conclude that despite a high social capital in Schneider Electric they still have communication problems and the employees have difficulties to live up to standards in Schneider Electric. At last there is a tendency to only share knowledge inside departments and not between them. This means that silos is made in Schneider Electric and that the different channels of communication confuses the employees. The purpose of our report is to find and explain the problems that causes the problems with the cooperation and therefore not to find the solutions to the problems.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014


  • arbejdesling
  • Samarbejde