Responsibilities Of A Social Work Manager

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Preferred Administrative Practice The Competing Values Framework and the P-O-L-C Framework Support Quinn (1988) belief that that effective “leadership requires a balancing and simultaneous mastery of seemingly contradictory or paradoxical capabilities” as such, four major principles of management; planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. (Appendix A-C). As with most approaches in life one will resonate with an individual while another will of no interest, I found this to be true in my capacity as a social work manager as I compel in the style of leadership, however, the management style also known as controlling, repels me. Administrative Role of Most Competency I find I’m most comfortable in the leadership attribute of…show more content…
Moreover, the theory of empowerment recognizes that each individual has unique contributions to make to the agency, for collaboration in the day to day operations with motivated and satisfied employees. Additionally. Solution oriented theories ascertain the principles that both staff and clients look towards the future, relinquishing the past, after identifying what in the past holds chains to change in behaviors that beget a promising future. Cultural Lens I feel social work has a unique opportunity to enhance administrative roles by balancing the mission of the organization while honoring the client-centered approach to practice, still obtaining the required managerial dimensions for advancing a successful organization. Administrative Role of Least Competency I find I’m withdrawn from the deficit-based control cog of administration, as it conflicts with the philosophy of social work. This practice enforces performances that cannot deviate from the agency standards, policies or procedures. Moreover, it dominates that staff know the required expectations that if disobeyed, result in consequences. The overall mandate of this role includes three steps; 1. Establishing performance standards, 2. Comparing performance standards and 3. Taking corrective action when necessary. Finally, under this autocracy, it’s far too common to receive merely the negative of one’s perceived interference by the organization, scarcely achieving the recognition
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