Organizational Change in the Human Services / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761922506
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/15/2001
  • Series: SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services Series , #0
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Is Change Necessary?
Keys to Successful Change
The Context of Change
The Nature of Change
Individual Change
Systems Change
Toward a Model of Organizational Change
Leading Change
Setting the Stage
Planning for the Change
Implementing the Change
Change in a Unionized Workplace
The Political Nature of Change
Building Collaborative Relationships
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