Pilot project as enabler? towards empowering municipalities as well as employees own decision making

Margit Neisig, Helle Glimø, Catrine Granzow Holm, Joan Gestelev Jacobsen, Sisse Lykke Linde

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This article deals with a systemic perspective on transition. The field of study addressed is a pilot project as enabler of transition in a highly complex polycentric context. From a Luhmannian systemic approach, a framework is
created to understand and address barriers of change occurred using pilot projects as enabler of transition.
Aspects of how to create trust and deal with distrust during a transition are addressed. The transition in focus is the concept of New Public Management and how it is applied in the management of the Employment Service in Denmark. The transition regards the systemic change from a very control based and detailed regulated version of New Public Management towards a system allowing more flexibility and decentralized decision making empowering municipalities as well as employees own decision making
Translated title of the contributionPilot projekt som løftestang?: - empowering kommuners og ansattes egne beslutninger
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventDet Danske Ledelsesakademis Konference : Meningsskabelse, tillid og frihed – udfordringer i moderne ledelse - Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 1 Dec 20142 Dec 2014


ConferenceDet Danske Ledelsesakademis Konference
LocationRoskilde University

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