Muutused töökeskkonnas, uued ja hääbuvad ametid on tänapäev. Professionalismi tähendus on juhtimisvaldkonna erialakirjanduses tõusva tähelepanu all vähemalt viimased 10-15 aastat. Siinviidatu on tekst, mis võiks kuuluda politseijuhtide ja politseihariduse kujundajate kohustusliku kirjanduse hulka väga paljudes riikides, sest tegeleb nii politseipraktikate kui -hariduse küsimustega teisenevas ja uute nõudmistega sotsiaalses ruumis.

Kontekstiks:

According to Noordegraaf (2020), the so-called protective notions of professionalism are being ‘reconfigured’ into new, more ‘connective’ forms, aimed at dealing with the heterogeneity of modern societies. Such a reconfiguration means that certain traditional features of professionalism are called into question. Hybrid professionalism (McGivern et al. 2015) cuts through the traditional dichotomy between organizations and professionals: increasingly, professionals are part of performance-based organizational regimes.

Fookus kitseneb:

Taken together, these lines of research study professionals making practical sense of two basic, yet fundamental questions: ‘Who am I?’ (identity work) and ‘How do I deal with new institutional realities?’ (institutional work).

Autorid lubavad ja sõnastavad uurimisküsimuse:

In this article, we analyze how professionals rework their professional capabilities to seek new or adapted forms of agency. We focus on the field of policing, as this field experiences a clear transition from traditional forms of practice-based professionalism, based on craft and professional intuition, to knowledge-intensive professionalism, aimed at analyzing issues, collaborating with partners, and adding societal value (e.g., Willis 2013; Rogers and Frevel 2018). […] What do police professionals actually do when they perform connective work?

Vajalike oskuste arsenal avardub:

Within policing, dealing with societal issues means police professionals have to form new arrangements and alliances. Inside their organization, they have to work across functions, combining different processes and conflicting logics.

Vajalik tugi:

Our results show that higher educated police professionals will have to be supported if they ‘mess’ with the organization. This calls for back-up by managers, supportive leadership, in addition to institutional changes and more fundamental reflections upon what it means to be a modern police organization.

Vihje organisatsiooni disainiks ja hariduskorralduseks:

Our study shows that higher educated police professionals need more than ready-made connective skills sets, and that a managerial perspective is not sufficient to explain how agency is adapted into practice. Rather, professionals experiment with repertoires, enabling them to work along and against their organizational and their working context, and help them to get a grip on fuzzy and interactive situations.

Teun Meurs, Mirko Noordegraaf, Adapted agency: how connected (Dutch) police professionals rework their professional capabilities, Journal of Professions and Organization, 2022;, joac008, https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/joac008