Social Worker as Manager: A Practical Guide to Success / Edition 5

Social Worker as Manager: A Practical Guide to Success / Edition 5

by Robert W. Weinbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205509037

ISBN-13: 9780205509034

Pub. Date: 05/22/2007

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

The fifth edition of The Social Worker as Manager combines presentation of management theory and practical advice. It is designed to help social workers to successfully perform the tasks of management at any level.

This text was written for both students and those practitioners who find themselves with increased management responsibilities. It describes those

Overview

The fifth edition of The Social Worker as Manager combines presentation of management theory and practical advice. It is designed to help social workers to successfully perform the tasks of management at any level.

This text was written for both students and those practitioners who find themselves with increased management responsibilities. It describes those functions and tasks that all managers perform while emphasizing how they are shaped by the uniqueness of human service organizations. This edition is easy to read, conversational, and contains many new and revised examples, topics, and practical applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205509034
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
05/22/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

All chapters end with "Summary."

I. MANAGEMENT IN PERSPECTIVE.

1. Definitions and Assumptions.
If There Were No Management.
What Is Management?
The Functions of Management.
Management as Both a Science and an Art.
Management Ethics.
Avoiding Misconceptions About Management.
The Presence of Management.

2. The Context of Human Services Management.
The Task Environment.
Comparing Human Service Organizations and Businesses.

3. Historical Origins of Current Management Theories.
Scientific Management.
Administrative Management.
Bureaucratic Management.
Responses to Classical Management Theories.

II. THE FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT.

4. Influencing by Planning.
What Is Planning?
The Planning Menu.
Types of Planning that Occur Within Human Service Organizations.

5. Creating and Managing Staff Diversity.
Issues That Affect Hiring.
The Staff Menu.
Creating the Best Mix of Staff Types.
Other Forms of Diversity in the Workplace.
Diversity Among Subordinates.
Diversity Among Managers.
Another Way of Viewing Diversity.

6. Promoting Work Performance.
Understanding Motivation.
Classical Theories of Motivation.
Other Factors that Affect Motivation.
Supporting Growth.
Growth Through Supervision.
Growth Through Continuing Education.

7. Staff Evaluations and Personnel Actions.
Staff Performance Evaluations.
Promotions.
Progressive Discipline.

8. Organizing Work Activities.
Basic Ways of Organizing.
The Departmentation Menu.
Combining Two or More Methods of Departmentation.
Delegation as a Way of Organizing.

9. Controlling Staff Behavior.
The Elements of Control.
The Basis for Control.
The Control Menu.
The Ideal Control Package.
The Optimum Amount of Control.

10. Leading.
The Elements of Leadership.
Theories of Leadership.
Conceptual Models of Leadership.
Other Variables in the Leadership Equation.
Creating the Right Organizational Climate.

III. COMPLETING THE MANAGEMENT PICTURE.

11. Other Important Management Tasks.
Financial Management.
Time Management.
Change Management.
Technology Management.
Management of Staff Turnover.
Program Evaluation.

12. Becoming an Effective Manager.
Common Sources of Stress.
Is a Management Career Right for You?
Taking the Job.
Developing a Management Style.
Manager's Needs and Organizational Needs.
Becoming a Better Manager.

Index.

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