Organization Practice: A Guide to Understanding Human Service Organizations / Edition 2

Organization Practice: A Guide to Understanding Human Service Organizations / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0470252855
ISBN-13:
9780470252857
Pub. Date:
02/09/2009
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Organization Practice: A Guide to Understanding Human Service Organizations / Edition 2

Human service organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that their programs work. Organization Practice, Second Edition helps students and professionals in human services and nonprofit management understand complex behaviors in organizations. This new edition provides a new, practical model for understanding cultural identities within organizations. Also, it is significantly revised to include numerous real-world cases, critical thinking questions, empirical support, and engaging exercises. Social workers, as well as public health and nonprofit administrators will benefit from the insights in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470252857
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/09/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 186,074
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

ORIENTATION AND OVERVIEW

1 Human Service Practice in a Diverse Organizational Landscape 3

2 Frameworks for the Organization Practitioner 41

PART I STRUCTURE AND CONTROL

3 Traditional Organizations 91

4 Practice in Traditional Organizations 119

PART II CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING FOR CHANGE

5 Social Change Organizations 153

6 Practice in Social Change Organizations 179

PART III CONNECTION AND COLLABORATION

7 Serendipitous Organizations 213

8 Practice in Serendipitous Organizations 239

PART IV INDIVIDUAL EMPOWERMENT

9 Entrepreneurial Organizations 273

10 Practice in Entrepreneurial Organizations 299

CONCLUSION

11 Multiparadigmatic Practice 327

Appendix A: Organization Assessment 365

Glossary 375

References 385

Author Index 401

Subject Index 409

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