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Diriger, une activité de travail. L'activité des dirigeants publics : l'exemple de la complexité du travail des directeurs d'hôpitaux.

Abstract : Our article presents the results of a research study conducted between 2004 and 2008 on the activities of directors in the French public hospital sector. We define activity as an individual’s mobilization of resources in a specific context in order to attain a goal. We define directors as individuals situated at the top of organizational hierarchies who have both the mandate and the institutional power to lead the development of those activities. We examined the activity of these hospital directors using an approach combining interviews (with directors and the people around them) and the collection of evidence of activity. Firstly, we show how the directors adopt a vision of their organization that reveals all the constraints that must be considered. On the basis of this vision, they manage these constraints and maintain equilibriums. This diagnostic activity is organized around two main objectives: to design a strategy and operate the hospital effectively on the one hand, and to find compromises in order to legitimize the decisions made on the other. We then describe the director’s activity and how he/she creates and develops “room to maneuver” and autonomy from the institution.
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Laetitia Laude, Christian Chauvigné. Diriger, une activité de travail. L'activité des dirigeants publics : l'exemple de la complexité du travail des directeurs d'hôpitaux.. Revue internationale de psychosociologie et de gestion des comportements organisationnels, ESKA, 2010, Vol. XVI (39), pp.81-108. ⟨10.3917/rips.039.0081⟩. ⟨hal-03616630⟩

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