In Professional Pride – A Powerful Force, the authors trace a growing sense of professional pride among police officers, teachers, judges, doctors, nurses, social workers and other professionals. This book is aimed at supporting and directing this development. It contains a wealth of positive insights, strong opinions, sound research and true stories about people working in the Netherlands and elsewhere. It is a must for professionals, managers, organizational experts and students.
The editors offer an insightful treatment of the significance of professional pride. They not only broaden and enrich the discussion on managing professionals, but they rewrite the rules. Everyone working in a professional organization should be aware that nothing is more conductive to professionalism than simply relying on professionals and their professional pride. This insight renders many management tools and models superfluous and requires a completely different mindset of those who hold management positions within professionals’ organizations.
About the editors:
Thijs Jansen was trained in literary theory (Utrecht University). He is co-founder and board member of the Foundation Beroepseer [Professional Honor] www.beroepseer.nl). The central question that this foundation has been trying to push into the social and political agenda since 2006 is: How can we regain professional pride and with that improve the quality of our work? He is senior researcher at the School of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Tilburg.
Jos Kole holds a doctorate in ethics and is specialized in (academic) research into professional ethics and the provision of ethical advice to professional associations. He participated as a postdoctoral researcher in the NWO project in Ethics, Research & Public Policy, The Good Professional, at the VU University in Amsterdam, Faculty of Psychology and Education and is, currently, senior research fellow ethics at the Ethics Institute of Utrecht University.
Gabriël van den Brink was educated as a philosopher but he switched to historical research. His main subject is the process of modernization. After finishing his dissertation in 1995 he concentrated on problems of Dutch society. In 2006 he was appointed as a full professor in Social Administration at the University of Tilburg. He is also lecturer in Authority and Ethics at the Dutch Police Academy.
Table of contents:
Acknowledgments. Professional pride. A Powerful Force. Introduction Thijs Jansen, Jos Kole, Gabriël van den Brink
The Professional Pride of Bennie Beuvink, Mentor to Local Policemen, Alexandra Gabrielli; The Professional Pride of Wim van de Merwe, Secondary School Metalwork Teacher, Alexandra Gabrielli; “A job well done is a source of pride for most working people” Interview with Sociologist Richard Sennett, Thijs Jansen; The Good Work Project: An Overview Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon; Honor, a Topical Concept, Dorien Pessers; “What has been lacking over the last few years is ownership” Interview with Johan Schaberg, Thijs Jansen; “On the historical superficiality of public administration” Interview with Christopher Pollitt, Thijs Jansen.
The Professional Pride of Norbert Kemp, Nursing-home Doctor, Alexandra Gabrielli; Hans Monderman and the Shared Space Philosophy-Making Space for Social Traffic through Fewer Rules and Signs, Alexandra Gabrielli; Administrative Burdens for Public Professionals: Facts and Fiction, Mirko Noordegraaf and Jasper Sterrenburg; The Autonomy of Professionals in Public Service, Peter Hupe; Regulations, Market Stimuli and Professional Virtues in Conflict: About Selfregulation and Professionals, Wouter de Been; The Regulation of Professionals. Two Conflicting Perspectives, Wibren van der Burg; Evaluations: Hidden Costs, Questionable Benefits and Superior Alternatives, Bruno S. Frey and Margit Osterloh.
Courage and Voice
The Professional Pride of Binjamin Heyl: Championing the Cause of Good Nursing, Alexandra Gabrielli; The Professional Pride of Ton Moolenaar, Children’s Guardian, Alexandra Gabrielli; Trade Unions and Professionals in the FNV, Jetty Becking; Works Councils are Dead. Long Live Employee Participation! Edwin Lambregts.
The Professional Pride of Jaco van Hoorn, Mid-Holland District Police Chief, Alexandra Gabrielli; The Professional Pride of Ada van Apeldoorn, “head nurse”, Alexandra Gabrielli; Organizations in Service of the Good Life? A Poetic Reflection on Modern Management Practice in the Care Sector,
Gabriël Anthonio; Management in Times of Declining Trust: A Discussion with Three Managers from the Care Industry, Thijs Jansen; Appeal Court Judges Lead with an “understanding heart” Interview with Leendert Verheij, President of the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam, Thijs Jansen.
In Search of New Pathways
The Professional Pride of Yvonne Telenga, Judge and Mediator, Alexandra Gabrielli; The Professional Pride of Jan Mengde: Advising People by Listening and Bringing them Together, Alexandra Gabrielli; Buurtzorg (Neighborhood care): The answer to the malaise in homecare, Bart Kiers; Always Adding a Little Extra Does Not Help, Searching for New Pathways Does On Judicial Professionalism and Leadership, Charlotte Keijzer; Work Like Any Other? A Business Essay on the Productivity of Professionals in the Public Service Sector, Klaas ten Have.
Professional Pride as a Program
Onward to a different Administrative Philosophy
Professional Pride as a Program. The Case for a Neo-republican Administrative Philosophy, Gabriël van den Brink, Thijs Jansen, Jos Kole.
Notes. About the Editors.