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By Larry D. (Dan) Watson, Richard (Rick) A. (Alan) Hoefer

Developing Nonprofit and Human provider Leaders comprehensively prepares scholars with the talents to effectively deal with human carrier businesses. Authors Larry D. Watson and Richard Hoefer discover center managerial talents adapted to the original surroundings of those firms, together with administrative duties, values and ethics, organizational theories, management, forums of administrators, fundraising, supervision, learn, cultural attention, and extra. This crucial textual content bargains hands-on perform for the abilities that destiny directors might want to make a considerable influence of their corporations and groups.

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Human service administrators come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, but their different codes of ethics are often very similar. If you think about it, this is not surprising since the codes of ethics are based on many of the theories, concepts, and principles outlined above. Three of the most common degrees held by administrators are master of social work (MSW), master of business administration (MBA), and master of public administration (MPA). Look at each of the three codes of ethics (or oaths) and see how they are similar and how they are different.

Look at each of the three codes of ethics (or oaths) and see how they are similar and how they are different. In the “Resources” section at the end of this chapter, there are links to each code discussed in the following sections. MSW Administrators Social work administrators are guided by the Social Work Code of Ethics. Take a look at the preamble to the social work code and think about how the code can be a guide in social work administration. Preamble The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human wellbeing and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.

The supervisors in these organizations functioned more as consultants rather than as supervisors. In the organic organization, workers are given expected outcomes to achieve rather than specific tasks. The authors say that these organizations function best in an unstable environment in which inputs are unpredictable and the organization is expected to respond to changing environmental conditions. What are the implications for the human services administrator? Because we are in the human services field, the tendency may be to lean more toward an unstructured and informal organizational structure that appears more equalitarian and participatory, but Contingency Theory says this is not always the best arrangement.

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