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Discussion Post 4 Choose two different theoretical perspectives that you

 Discussion Post 4

Choose two different theoretical perspectives that you find intriguing. If you were employed by a human service agency, how would your working life be affected by the organizational theory guiding that agency?  Compare the effects of the Theory A and Theory B you have selected. Now think about your clients and community.  What differences would the selection of Theory A or Theory B make in their lives?

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Discussion Post 5-Creating Organizational Designs

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Consider a large human service organization with which you are familiar.  What would you see as the best way to departmentalize it–by function, program, process, geography, client, or use of matrix design?  What factors would you take into account in making this decision?

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Discussion Post 6-Developing and Managing Human Resources

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If you were setting up an assessment center to measure the competencies of current potential human service workers, what types of measurements might you use?  What competencies would you seek?

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Discussion Post 7-Supervisory Relationships

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How would you describe the approach that you, yourself, would take if you were in a supervisory position? What do you see as the most important characteristics of an effective supervisory relationship?

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Discussion Post 8-Managing Finances to Meet Program Goals

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To what degree is it possible for an agency to maintain its commitment to a central mission when funding patterns change and new types of activities are supported?  How would you deal with a situation in which you could get funding only if you changed the basic focus of your agency’s programs?

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Discussion Post 9-Designing and Using Information Systems

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Think about an organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities, what kind of information would decision makers need in order to plan, implement, monitor, and improve programs?

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Discussion Post 10-Evaluating Human Service Programs

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If you were a program director or administrator, please discuss what steps would you take to build evaluation into ongoing processes?

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Discussion Post 11-Leading and Changing Organizations

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Think of a leader of a human service organization whom you have seen in action.  What did that leader do that was effective or ineffective?  What might have made that leader more effective?

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Discussion Post 12-Achieving and Maintaining Organizational Excellence

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What do you think are the key challenges affecting human service organizations today? How well are our organizations and professions adapting to a dynamic environment?

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