Servant Leadership in a Nordic Healthcare Organization
Halonen, K., & Riivari, E. (2022). Servant Leadership in a Nordic Healthcare Organization. In S. Dhiman, & G. E. Roberts (Eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Servant Leadership. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69802-7_72-1
DisciplineResurssiviisausyhteisöJohtaminenVastuullinen liiketoiminta (painoala)Organisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMBasic or discovery scholarshipSchool of Resource WisdomManagement and LeadershipResponsible Business (focus area)Organisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMBasic or discovery scholarship
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The aim of this chapter is to deepen the understanding of employees’ perceptions of servant leadership (SL) in the context of healthcare organizations. The empirical findings are based on the analysis of qualitative data collected in a Nordic healthcare organization that supports SL. Based on theory-driven content analysis, perceptions of SL were evaluated based on Spears’ definition of SL, which this chapter supports and develops. The findings show that SL seems to be a suitable approach for leadership in a healthcare organization. Its ethical and human-centered values especially seem to fit the context of healthcare.
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