Organisational Behaviour for Social Work
Organizational Behaviour for Social Work unites the well-established study of behaviour in organizations with the special, and sometimes unusual, organizational settings of social work practice. In doing so, it recognizes the gendered nature of social work organizations, but, uniquely, retains simultaneously the valuable insights of mainstream organizational behaviour research, despite its often male context. Another innovation of the book is the targeting of non-traditional organizational behaviour audiences. For, where previous textbooks have tended to cater for managers, this book is aimed at the social work practitioner, and others who interact with social work organizations. Finally, the book uses real social work case examples to flesh out traditional organizational behaviour concepts, and, in doing so, also explains the impact of recent organizational changes upon social work practice.
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1 Organisational theories and contexts
what makes social work a good job?
does the social work grapevine work for you?
do your practice decisions seem to make themselves?
can you join the perfect social work team?
do social services have a culture of complaint or a culture of care?
is a learning organisation a good place to work?
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