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1. Paajanen, Sari. Developing dialogue and a culture of trust in an expert organisation.

Degree: 2019, Theseus

This action research focused on the organisational culture change process inside an expert team of eight members. It investigated how to rebuild and reinforce a culture of trust and open dialogue between the team and the management. The context and the relevance of the research topic arose both, from the requirements of the management, and the new operating circumstances. The research question was How to develop dialogue and culture of trust in an expert organisation? The theoretical frame offers usable ideas and tools for the regeneration of trust and change process. The chosen empirical action research strategy and process offered answers and solution alternatives to the problem by using an integration of multiple qualitative and quantitative research methods. These were suitable for practical problems and analyses and improvements to implement in the team. The research included two mixed method anonymous web surveys with an open and closed questionnaire. Semi-structured theme interviews were conducted in the team. The author’s diary and memoranda were also included to the research data. The final themes and interventions for change originated from the participants. The interventions were carried out in close co-operation with the team. The author concentrated on solving the two main obstacles: the lack of open dialogue in communication and the lack of internal trust. During the six-month research and development process both openness (open dialogue and co-operation) and trust increased (+29% and +28%, respectively) between team members and management. For example, co-operation and trust were fostered by offering more possibilities to work together in collective material preparing, meeting colleagues, and executing more demanding tasks. The team leader purposefully orchestrated more win-win situations for the team and management. Attention was also paid to avoidance of personal stress and micromanagement culture. The research is partly adaptable to expert organisations having a need to reshape an organisation culture of authoritarian management style towards 21st century market and co-operative expert culture

Subjects/Keywords: expert organisations; organisational culture; organisational culture change; leadership; dialogue; trust

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APA (6th Edition):

Paajanen, S. (2019). Developing dialogue and a culture of trust in an expert organisation. (Thesis). Theseus. Retrieved from http://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/262047

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Paajanen, Sari. “Developing dialogue and a culture of trust in an expert organisation.” 2019. Thesis, Theseus. Accessed October 19, 2020. http://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/262047.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Paajanen, Sari. “Developing dialogue and a culture of trust in an expert organisation.” 2019. Web. 19 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Paajanen S. Developing dialogue and a culture of trust in an expert organisation. [Internet] [Thesis]. Theseus; 2019. [cited 2020 Oct 19]. Available from: http://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/262047.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Paajanen S. Developing dialogue and a culture of trust in an expert organisation. [Thesis]. Theseus; 2019. Available from: http://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/262047

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of South Africa

2. Ramohlale, Molatelo Paul. Knowledge management practices at the Department of Defence in South Africa .

Degree: 2014, University of South Africa

Defence organisations have now significantly developed and in the process they have applied various measures to sustain their progresses and encourage innovation. One of those measures is by embarking on KM programs. KM in military is seen as a strategic approach to achieving defense objectives by leveraging the value of collective knowledge through the process of creating, gathering, organizing, sharing and transferring knowledge into action. It is through proper knowledge management practices that an organisation embraces and manages its knowledge generation, knowledge acquisition, knowledge organisation, knowledge storage, transfer, knowledge sharing, and knowledge retention. The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge management practices in the Department of Defence (RSA). The objective of the study was to find out how the department appreciates, understands, interprets and handles its knowledge. This study employed triangulation method to present trustworthiness of both qualitative and quantitative research approaches using positivist research design. Questionnaires, interviews and document analysis were employed to collect data. In order to arrive at the number of participants who received the questionnaires, a probability sampling method called stratified random sampling was used as well as purposive sampling. When setting up a study, it was essential to review the research identified in the literature review and to determine whether there is anything relevant to the research design of the proposed study. The study found that knowledge management was hardly understood generally in the department and was not an approach used and institutionalised for the benefit of the organisation. However there was embedded knowledge management appreciation from a few staff members in the department, only managing their own knowledge regarding learning, capturing and storage. Additionally there is a significant number of staff members who believe knowledge management is a way to go in the future and strongly believe their Defence Department needs to adopt a comprehensive and inclusive KM approach. Advisors/Committee Members: Ngulube, Patrick (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Knowledge management; Knowledge management practices; Department of Defence RSA; Knowledge management practitioner; Triangulation research method; SANDF; Types of knowledge; Learning organisation; Military organisations; Knowledge expert; Knowledge management strategy

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APA (6th Edition):

Ramohlale, M. P. (2014). Knowledge management practices at the Department of Defence in South Africa . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14618

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ramohlale, Molatelo Paul. “Knowledge management practices at the Department of Defence in South Africa .” 2014. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed October 19, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14618.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ramohlale, Molatelo Paul. “Knowledge management practices at the Department of Defence in South Africa .” 2014. Web. 19 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Ramohlale MP. Knowledge management practices at the Department of Defence in South Africa . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2014. [cited 2020 Oct 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14618.

Council of Science Editors:

Ramohlale MP. Knowledge management practices at the Department of Defence in South Africa . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14618


University of Canterbury

3. Pedroso, Frederico Ferreira Fonseca. Dynamic Response Recovery Tool for Emergency Response within State Highway Organisations in New Zealand.

Degree: PhD, Civil Engineering, 2010, University of Canterbury

This thesis reports the research efforts conducted in order to develop the Dynamic Response Recovery Tool. The DRRT was developed as a decision support tool under a holistic approach considering both emergency management research and transportation studies. The proposed system was assessed by a series of case studies in order to identify its efficiency and suitability for roading organisations. Knowledge developed from two novel research approaches are comprehensively described throughout the thesis. Initially, we report on the observation of three emergency exercises and two real events in New Zealand. This set of activities indicated the complex and dynamic environment in which emergency management takes place as well as organisational settings and management structures implemented to better respond and recover from disasters events. Additionally, a secondary approach was designed to overcome limitations identified in the observation method. In this context, a game-based scenario simulation was developed and conducted with twelve participants. With a focus in resource deployment decisions during emergencies, the game simulated an earthquake scenario in which participants had to allocate physical resources to fix damage created in a road network. Simulations indicated that Naturalistic Decision-making processes were used to respond to the scenario. Thus, resource allocation followed planning priorities defined previously the simulation, which further considered individual experiences and knowledge. Taking advantage from the findings achieved and knowledge developed by the observations and game simulations, the DRRT was designed using the conceptual background identified in the literature review. The DRRT was conceptualised as a logistics sub-system as part of the broad field of Disaster Management. In particular, the DRRT was geared towards supporting decision-making by providing procedural recommendations and identifying optimum physical deployment strategies. In order to assess the proposed system, an Information Technology application was built according to the DRRT’s specifications. A series of eleven individual and three group simulations was performed in order to assess the DRRT. Data collected through the application indicated that the DRRT enhanced decision-making during extreme events. In specific, case study participants using the system at greater levels achieved better decision-making accuracy than those disregarding completely or partially the system. Case studies also indicated that emergency management knowledge was represented by the application and its logistics model provided participants with vital information to optimise resource allocation.

Subjects/Keywords: Disaster Management; Emergency Response; Transportation; Roading Organisations; Information Technology; Decision Support System and Expert System

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APA (6th Edition):

Pedroso, F. F. F. (2010). Dynamic Response Recovery Tool for Emergency Response within State Highway Organisations in New Zealand. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Canterbury. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.26021/2459

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Pedroso, Frederico Ferreira Fonseca. “Dynamic Response Recovery Tool for Emergency Response within State Highway Organisations in New Zealand.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Canterbury. Accessed October 19, 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.26021/2459.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Pedroso, Frederico Ferreira Fonseca. “Dynamic Response Recovery Tool for Emergency Response within State Highway Organisations in New Zealand.” 2010. Web. 19 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Pedroso FFF. Dynamic Response Recovery Tool for Emergency Response within State Highway Organisations in New Zealand. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Canterbury; 2010. [cited 2020 Oct 19]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.26021/2459.

Council of Science Editors:

Pedroso FFF. Dynamic Response Recovery Tool for Emergency Response within State Highway Organisations in New Zealand. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Canterbury; 2010. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.26021/2459

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