The aim of this paper is to outline the core ideas of the Adaptive Leadership model and to focus on how HSOs can adapt to changing environments in society and evolve into engaging, dynamic, and mobilising institutions. Furthermore, this paper will discuss what competencies leaders in such institutions need to possess to successfully lead changes.
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The edited volume approaches the phenomenon of leadership in organizations at different levels and identifies various discursive strands that have emerged during the 6th Congress «Leadership in Social and Healthcare Organizations: New Thinking and Organizational Models» of the International Association for Social Economy / Social Management (INAS) in March 2018.
A budget represents a plan of current and expected incomes and expenses, costs and services, ordered by operating units and dates, and is usually monitored by the management on a regular basis. This article describes how Human Service Organizations use different budgeting techniques and, furthermore, shows which aspects have to be considered in the implementation of budgets in such organizations.
Corporate accounting serves as a systematic collection, administration, and evaluation of quantifiable (monetary and non-monetary) data and information with the aim of planning, reporting, and controlling the profitability of an organization. This essay describes the fundamentals of financial accounting and their practice in Human Service Organizations.
Performance-oriented compensation (also referred to as “pay(-ment)”) is a direct or indirect remuneration or variable salary component paid to employees depending on their performance and capacity (“pay per performance”). Additional to other incentive systems or schemes, performance-oriented pay is primarily designed to increase the motivation and performance of professionals and managers, and thus also the productivity and effectiveness of the whole organisation.
The main objective of this article is to determine the threefold relationship between intercultural training research and professional training practice from three perspectives based on a positioning of the concept of experience in the context of social and cultural studies.
As part of the boundary-crossing transformations in the education sector forced by the Bologna Reform and increased needs for (re-) accreditation intercultural communication and competence has become an acute issue for the development of study programmes at the University of Cooperative Education in Saxony (Berufsakademie Sachsen). Within the tertiary education sector this academic institution awards Bachelor of Arts degrees, mainly in the field of economics, engineering and social work and with high relevance for professional practice (so-called dual training). An “Additional Qualification of Intercultural Competence” will from now on contribute to the improvement of quality in teaching and learning along with an implementation of a transferable study module at all campuses of the university. After successful evaluation at the campus Breitenbrunn the mentioned qualification will eventually be implemented at six campuses of the University of Cooperative Education. Intercultural competence is an integral learning item and objective in the curriculum. After successful completion of the programme students are enabled to understand, reflect and analyse intercultural encounters and cultural differences in perception, thinking, feeling, judgement, action, etc. with regard to their own and other cultures. The module imparts to students not only profound knowledge of other cultures, countries and living and working conditions, but also provides training for various occupational situations, especially such of uncertainty, stress or conflict. Last but no least, students are enabled to apply cultural knowledge to complex issues in professional practice and to link such knowledge with other academic fields and disciplines.
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We will review the book “Social Work Management in the Uncertain” (H. Effinger) and draw some conclusions regarding the question of how can the current and future workforce be prepared for the management of the uncertain.
Understanding and respecting cultural differences allow teachers to structure their classrooms in ways that help foster healing.