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Style kierowania w sytuacji zagrożenia – przypadek pandemii
Management styles during an emergency – the Pandemic Case

Author(s): Mirosława Nowak-Dziemianowicz
Subject(s): Higher Education , Management and complex organizations, Health and medicine and law, Distance learning / e-learning, Pedagogy
Published by: Fundacja Pedagogium
Keywords: management styles; critical event; anxiety; trust; control; participation; covid-19; coronavirus; autoethnography; university;

Summary/Abstract: The inspiration for writing this article is on the one hand, the critical event caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that is being shared and affects us universally throughout the planet. On the other hand, it is my academic experience, shared by my colleagues – academic teachers. Therefore, the research I conducted based on that meets all the conditions of critical engaged research: it stems from my own biographical experiences, is an important “voice in the matter”, is rooted in the current, critical social event and is aimed at unmasking, revealing real social practices and behaviors. Described below there are the styles of managing a university (of different kinds – vocational, academic, etc.) in a critical event related to the COVID-19 pandemic. What management styles actualize in a critical event, which are selected and preferred by management, and what are the consequences? These are the questions I will try to answer. In accordance with aforementioned declarations, I will do it based on interviews with the authorities of several Polish universities, as well as on the basis of autoethnography.

  • Issue Year: 21/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 175-190
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish