This project has its starting point in trust-based management as a phenomenon in the Danish public sector. We have chosen the municipality of Rødovre, who with their issued management basis and HR-strategy aimed towards a new orientation concerning trust for all levels of managers in the municipality. Our primary attention will be on institution managers, and we will investigate the challenges and advantages, they have met. We consider our study of Rødovre Kommune a case study further supplemented by two interviews. They will be the base methodology in our project. The interviews will be conducted with two different institution managers from Rødovre Kommune participating, which will give us insight in their experiences with the implementation of the management basis, HR-strategy and a management course the institution managers have been offered as a part of the municipal management development plan. We consider, from a phenomenological perspective, the institution managers lifeworld and horizon of experiences as the empirical foundation for our analysis. To create a theoretical framework for our conception of what trust-based management implies, we primarily use the theorists Luhmann and Sprenger, and their thoughts and ideas about trust, as well as Bernard Bass’ theory about transformative leadership. Their theories will help us understand, what the phenomenon contains and which implications it has on our society. At the same time it will help us conceptualise the phenomenon of trust-based management, which will create the foundation, on which we can analyse our empirical material. The analysis of the interviews and the material from the municipal management development will process how Rødovre Kommune tries to implement trust-based management, and how the two different types of welfare institutions, which we have chosen, work with the municipal wish to implement more trust-based management. In the end we will draw conclusions, which intents to some extent, to function as experience and recommendations for other municipalities and institutions, who wishes to implement trust-based management
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