Conditions for Professional Work: the way work is structured

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Conditions for Professional Work: the way work is structured With the passage of time, professionals have been called more and more to account (O’Neill, 2002, 2014; Vriens, Vosselman & Groß 2016). There are two well-known forms of accountability, calculative and narrative accountability. Especially the most-used form, calculative accountability, has undesired outcomes (Power, 1994, 1997; Roberts, 2001, 2009; O’Neill, 2002, 2013, 2014; Kamuf, 2007; Vriens et al., 2016). That is why researchers introduced a new form of accountability, intelligent accountability. One form of intelligent accountability is conditional accountability (Vriens et al., 2016). Vriens et al. (2016) came up with a conceptual model to illustrate this form of accountability. The goal of this master thesis is to improve this model. The model is not yet detailed enough to apply in a professional field and examine the working conditions of professionals. One of the conditions for professional work is “the way work is structured” (Vriens et al., 2016, p.6). This research elaborates on this condition and adds theoretical background to this condition in order to improve the model by Vriens et al. (2016). In this research, problems in the structure of the field of Youth Mental Healthcare were researched with the design theory by De Sitter (1994), in order to prove that this theory is a helpful addition f
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