Organization Practice: A Guide to Understanding Human Service Organizations Mary Katherine O'Connor, F. Ellen Netting ebook pdf
ISBN: 0470252855, 9780470439197
"The most impressive aspect of this book is that the authors chose to present the complexity of social work organization practice over a more simplistic description. This book provides a framework useful for thinking about how to be a social worker at the organization level, moving towards the incorporation of difference and diversity as an avenue towards social justice both within the organization and in the organization’s relationships with the greater community. Developing the self-awareness and critical thinking necessary to navigate such paradoxical realities is the focus of this extraordinary book." (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work Newsletter, June 9, 2009)
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A fully updated and revised guide to effective practice techniques in human service and nonprofit organizations
Now with a new emphasis on cultural sensitivity and diversity, Organization Practice, Second Edition helps professionals and students in human services and nonprofit management assess and understand complex behaviors and cultural differences within organizations. The authors set forth a model for improving both internal (employee) and external (customer/client) relationships as well as organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
Presenting a new, practical model for understanding cultural identities within organizations, the authors include numerous real-world cases, critical thinking questions, empirical support, and engaging exercises that help guide the reader in understanding how to apply proven techniques within their own organizations to affect positive change and promote inspiring leadership. Exploring core values, standards of excellence, and cultural characteristics of different organizations, the authors help the reader understand the role each of these factors plays in organizational behavior and effectiveness.
Practical yet scholarly, Organization Practice, Second Edition focuses on the knowledge and skills practitioners need to learn to create organizations that will flourish. A must for social workers, public health, and nonprofit administrators.