Social Worker as Manager A Practical Guide to Success

ISBN-10: 0205509037

ISBN-13: 9780205509034

Edition: 5th 2008

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The fifth edition ofThe Social Worker as Managercombines presentation of theory and techniques along with practical advice that will help readers become successful managers.This book was written for readers who wish to understand the role of manager within human service agencies and who seek practical advice on how to perform effectively in such roles. It discusses those functions and tasks that managers at all levels-from supervisors to executive directors-perform to ensure the attainment of organizational goals. This edition is easy to read, conversational, and contains many new and revised examples, topics, and practical applications throughout.For anyone interested in social work administration, social work management, and administrative supervision.
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Book details

List price: $97.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Robert W. Weinbach is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work, where he has taught for over thirty years in the areas of research and management. He is also co-author of Research Methods for Social Workers (six editions), Statistics for Social Workers (7 editions),and Applying Social Work Research Knowledge, and is the author of Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs, all books published by Allyn & Bacon, and over 75 other publications. His management focus is in health/mental health programs and in program evaluation.Lynne M. Taylor is a full-time faculty member at Radford University in the School of Social Work. She teaches practice, social policy and management courses, and an elective course on loss and grief. Prior to joining the faculty there in 2008, she worked in adoptions, child protection and medical social work and (most recently) as a manager in three different non-profit organizations, while also teaching part-time for over ten years in most all areas of the curriculum at the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work. She is a co-author of Applying Social Work Research Knowledge, third edition, published by Allyn & Bacon.

Preface
Human Services Management in Perspective
Defining and Describing Management
If There Were No Management
What Exactly Is Management?
The Functions of Management
Management as Both a Science and an Art
Management Ethics
Avoiding Misconceptions about Management
The Presence of Management
Summary
Endnotes
The Context of Human Services Management
The Task Environment
Comparing Human Service Organizations and Manufacturing
Summary
Endnotes
Historical Origins of Current Management Theories
Scientific Management
Administrative Management
Bureaucratic Management
Common Shortcomings of Classical Management Theories
Responses to Classical Management Theories
Summary
Endnotes
The Major Management Functions
Planning
What Is Planning?
The Planning Menu
Types of Planning That Occur Within Human Service Organizations
Summary
Endnotes
Creating and Managing Staff Diversity
Recruitment and Hiring Issues
The Staff Menu
Creating the Best Mix of Staff Types
Managing Diversity in the Workplace
Summary
Endnotes
Promoting a Productive Work Environment
Understanding Individual Motivation
Classical Theories of Motivation
Other Factors That Affect Job Performance
Supporting Staff Growth
Summary
Endnotes
Staff Performance Evaluations and Personnel Actions
Staff Performance Evaluations
Promotions and Transfers
Managing Staff Members Who Are Not Meeting Job Expectations
Termination for Unsatisfactory Work Performance
Termination for Misconduct
Termination for Job Abandonment
Managing the Loss of Other Staff
Exit Interviews
Summary
Endnotes
Organizing
Basic Ways of Organizing
The Departmentation Menu
Combining Two or More Methods of Departmentation
Delegation as a Way of Organizing
How Much Organizing Is Desirable?
Summary
Endnotes
Controlling
The Elements of Control
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