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Organizational Change for the Human Services

Organizational Change for the Human Services

Author: Thomas Packard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197549995

Category: Law

Page: 443

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"Human service organizations are faced with environments of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. The COVID-19 pandemic, other healthcare challenges, expectations for evidence-based practice usage, and racial justice are vivid examples. Clients and communities deserve effective services delivered by competent, compassionate, and committed staff members. Taxpayers, donors, philanthropists, policy makers, and board members deserve to have their contributions used to deliver programs that are effective and efficient. All these forces create demands and opportunities for organizational change. Planned organizational change can happen at the level of a program, division, or an entire organization. Administrators and other staff will need complementary skills in leading and managing organizational change. Staff deserve opportunities to have their unique competencies used to achieve organizational goals. Organizational change involves leading and mobilizing staff to address problems, needs, or opportunities facing the organization by using change processes which involve both human and technical aspects of the organization"--

Organizational Change in the Human Services

Organizational Change in the Human Services

Author: Rebecca Ann Proehl

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761922504

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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Organizations today { whether public or private { exist in environment s where the pace of change is dizzying. Human service organizations fa ce both external and internal challenges: The public demands better se rvices at more reasonable costs. Clientele is more diverse, more strat ified, and more vocal than ever. The organizations themselves must kee p up with rapid changes in technological innovation and labor-manageme nt relationships. Organizational Change: The Human Services Challenge looks at the context of organizational change, describes how individua ls and systems change, and pinpoints keys to successful change. Author Rebecca Proehl then presents a proven model of organizational change, built on lessons learned from both the public and private sectors, bu t tailored for human service organizations. Proehl also discusses in d epth labor union-management issues, the political strategies leaders m ust use to implement change, and how to build collaborative relationsh ips in human services.

Organizational Change for the Human Services

Organizational Change for the Human Services

Author: Thomas Packard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197550014

Category: Political Science

Page: 421

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Human service organizations (HSOs) are faced with challenges and opportunities ranging from improving effectiveness and efficiency to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. However, organizational change can be a difficult process and does not occur without a catalyst. Organizational Change for the Human Services presents an evidence-based conceptual framework for planning and implementing change within HSOs. This book outlines the process for organizational change from identifying a problem to following a strategy for success. Thomas Packard presents discussions on various methods such as team building, employee surveys, cultural change, organization redesign, and intrapraneurship. Case examples demonstrate how individuals can put theory into practice within their organizations. Written for current and future HSO leaders, this book delves into the tactics and change methods that will help guide individuals to enact change within their organizations. Packard has created an invaluable resource for HSO leaders who aspire to provide the best services and care for the clients and communities they serve.

Organizational Change and Development in Human Service Organizations

Organizational Change and Development in Human Service Organizations

Author: David Bargal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136584947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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Through change and development, human service organizations can promote the well-being of their clients more effectively. This important book describes and analyzes recent research on organizational change and development in the social and human services. It is particularly relevant in light of the significant changes in these organizations during the last decade and the lack of literature in the area. Organizational Change and Development in Human Service Organizations brings together the work of scholars who deal with social welfare administration and change in human services, combining research studies with theoretical approaches to change and development. It helps readers better understand the process of change and the role of the environment in creating change. Insightful chapters encourage practitioners, scholars, and students to plan change in organizations, utilize models of change and organizational development in real life, and evaluate change and its results and impacts. This much-needed book addresses a variety of topics, including: the uses of force field analysis in assessing prospects for organizational change planned change in voluntary and government social service agencies interorganizational coordination of services to children in state custody early stages in the creation of self-help organizations organization and community transformation organizational development in public social services strategic and structural change in human service organizations a developmental approach to program evaluation Many readers will find the information in Organizational Change and Development in Human Service Organizations to be extremely beneficial in their daily work. Covering the important issues, it gives readers a deeper insight into the processes of change and development so they can provide better services to their clients. This book is a vital resource for social workers, professionals in public administration, individuals involved in MSW programs, and students in the social sciences, including sociology and political science.

Organization, Policy, and Practice in the Human Services

Organization, Policy, and Practice in the Human Services

Author: Bernard Neugeboren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136608704

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Here is a timely, insightful book that greatly increases the effectiveness of human service professionals and the organizations in which they function. Organization, Policy, and Practice in the Human Services is the first such text to bring together in a systematic fashion the concepts of organizational theory, policy, and practice in the human services. Offering a basic orientation to the structure and operations of social service organizations, Neugeboren addresses society’s need for the successful operation of these complex institutions in our highly organized society. He also calls for a re-examination of what is meant by “dependency” and postulates new methods of dealing with the social and personal problems confronting people in contemporary society. This book is indispensable for administrators, practitioners, and students. Practitioners gain instruction in “bureaucratic expertise,” enabling them to maximize opportunities, limit organizational constraints, reduce the likelihood of “burnout,’and otherwise become a “good bureaucrat” instead of an ineffective if well-intentioned one. Administrators will benefit from a model of organizational goals, practical guidelines for evaluating the effectiveness of an organizational structure, and methods for identifying and remedying the causes of organizational dysfunction. Neugeboren’s practical ideas make a significant contribution in preparing tomorrow’s social workers to deal more effectively with the world facing each of us. His theoretical insights are grounded in discussions of actual cases making them easy to apply to any human service organization.

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Author: William A. Pasmore

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

ISBN: 0857241915

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Contains nine papers that address the challenges in organizational change, report the results of change-related research, and advocate methodological advances in the field.

Organizational Change in the Human Services

Organizational Change in the Human Services

Author: Rebecca Ann Proehl

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761922506

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Organizations today { whether public or private { exist in environment s where the pace of change is dizzying. Human service organizations fa ce both external and internal challenges: The public demands better se rvices at more reasonable costs. Clientele is more diverse, more strat ified, and more vocal than ever. The organizations themselves must kee p up with rapid changes in technological innovation and labor-manageme nt relationships. Organizational Change: The Human Services Challenge looks at the context of organizational change, describes how individua ls and systems change, and pinpoints keys to successful change. Author Rebecca Proehl then presents a proven model of organizational change, built on lessons learned from both the public and private sectors, bu t tailored for human service organizations. Proehl also discusses in d epth labor union-management issues, the political strategies leaders m ust use to implement change, and how to build collaborative relationsh ips in human services.

Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations

Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations

Author: Charles A. Glisson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118240205

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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A solid, theory-to-practice guide to contemporary mezzo and macro social work Written by a renowned team of scholars, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations focuses on the contemporary theory and practice of social work. Each chapter delves deeply into the key theoretical considerations surrounding a particular practice area, exploring the clinical implications of each. Spanning the full range of both mezzo and macro practice areas, the authors thoroughly look at the assessment of and interventions with group, community, organizational, and institutional settings. The most authoritative book in this field, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations features: A focus on evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention for each practice area discussed Comprehensive coverage of the most important new and emerging practice technologies in mezzo and macro social work Current and emerging demographic, social, political, and economic trends affecting mezzo and macro practice An array of pedagogical aids, including Key Terms, Review Questions for Critical Thinking, and Online Resources Content closely aligned with social work accreditation standards (EPAS) Providing a solid review of the entire scope of contemporary mezzo and macro social work practice, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations is both an indispensable educational text for students and a valuable working resource for practitioners who work with groups, communities, and organizations of all sizes.

The Handbook of Human Services Management

The Handbook of Human Services Management

Author: Rino J. Patti

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544340340

Category: Social Science

Page: 537

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Focusing on an effectiveness-driven approach to management in the human services, Rino J. Patti's The Handbook of Human Services Management, Second Edition explores the latest information on practice innovations, theoretical perspectives, and empirical research to provide an essential perspective on what managers do to create and sustain organizations that deliver high quality, effective services to consumers. Offering the most comprehensive coverage of human services management available today, this second edition includes 24 chapters authored by distinguished practitioners and scholars in human services management: 10 that are entirely new and 14 that have been extensively revised. The Handbook is accompanied by an Instructor's Manual.