Samspil mellem ledelsesstile og stress i SOS International

Trine Pontoppidan & Daniela Kjæer

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In an attempt to understand companies’ handling of stress amongst employees, management styles are a central notion. This paper uses qualitative interviews to answer the following questions: How can we understand SOS International’s management of stress, through theory of Transactional and Transformational management styles? The intention of the paper is to develop a closer understanding of how stress is handled in a modern organisation, through the paper’s theory of stress and management styles. The response will be given through a discussing analysis of the empirical studies, as well as theories of management-leadership and transactional-transformational management styles. The paper concludes that SOS is dominated by an empathic and humanistic corporate culture, though they lack impact and actions in regard to directly prevent and handling stress. Concurrently with the environment changing, SOS has gone through three reorganizations demanding different approaches to leadership. SOS has to, also in the future, adapt to their surroundings - a process which requires changes in working processes that could lead to a future increase in stress among the employees, if SOS is not able to find a balance between transactional and transformational leadership, create a more firm approach to handling stress and secure a united SOS with a common path and goal, in the battle against stress.

UddannelserVirksomhedsledelse, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2014
VejledereInger Jensen


  • Ledelsesstile
  • Stress