The charismatization of routines: Management of meaning and standardization in an educational organization

Kärreman, Dan, Alvesson, Mats and Wenglén, Robert (2006) The charismatization of routines: Management of meaning and standardization in an educational organization. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 22 4: 330-351. doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2006.10.008

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Author Kärreman, Dan
Alvesson, Mats
Wenglén, Robert
Title The charismatization of routines: Management of meaning and standardization in an educational organization
Journal name Scandinavian Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0956-5221
1873-3387
Publication date 2006-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.scaman.2006.10.008
Volume 22
Issue 4
Start page 330
End page 351
Total pages 22
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Abstract This paper reports a study of a Swedish School company, characterized by charismatic leadership and a radical vision, trying to create and implement standard operating procedures. We illuminate how efforts to bureaucratize are given meanings quite different to conventional ones of experiences of constraints and, at best, reluctant acceptance. The charisma that the members of the organization ascribe to the founder and the linking of standardization with radical corporate vision and identity building are viewed as central. Theoretically, the paper aims to throw some new light on the theme of organizational control through showing how different forms of control may intersect. The need to develop ideas that can bridge various forms of control is emphasized. Hence, we suggest a concept that may prove helpful in such a project: the charismatization of routines.
Keyword Charisma
Leadership
Management control
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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