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The shadow side of learning, leadership and culture in emergency services organisations

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Susan, L and Marin, F and Owen, C, The shadow side of learning, leadership and culture in emergency services organisations, Proceedings of the 2019 AFAC Conference, 27-30 August 2019, Melbourne, pp. 1-10. (2019) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

This paper discusses and analyses observed dynamics of learning, leadership and culture in emergency services organisations in Australia where a number of unconscious basic assumptions, social defenses and archetypes have been identified. As researchers, consultants and practitioners we draw on our collective experiences in these organisations to examine the interplay of tensions and contradictions in the role of emergency services leaders and their constituencies (communities and the politicians they serve). Our work comes predominantly from fire services.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:organisational culture, emergency services
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Professional education and training
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Professions and professionalisation
UTAS Author:Owen, C (Dr Christine Owen)
ID Code:150717
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-06-25
Last Modified:2022-06-27
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