The Second Edition of Organisations and Management in Social Work examines the complex organizational settings in which social workers practice and identifies opportunities for taking action for positive change. A robust critique of organizational practices is encouraged throughout the book with an emphasis on active participation in the everyday life of organizations to achieve social work's goals.
The new edition has been fully updated to reflect the contemporary practice environment, with particular reference to leadership, and inter-agency and inter-disciplinary working.
The chapters cover:
- Organizational theory and managerial techniques
- Effective communication and responding to the emotional life of organizations
- Organizational change
- Ethical organizational practice and decision-making
- Leadership and supervision
- Responsibility, participation and accountability
Each chapter includes updated practice examples and reflective questions to apply the knowledge learned to real life practice.