Proactive management in social work practice

Source:
SCIE Social Care Online
Publisher:
Learning Matters
Publication date:
01 January 2009

Abstract

Leadership and management appointments are often made on the basis of an exemplary performance record in a non-managerial role with the implicit assumption that this standard will be transferred into the new role. However, the role of manager and leader in social care is very challenging and some managers struggle to acquire the level of performance they had achieved in their previous role. This book introduces the values and principles that underpin good leadership and management practice to anyone working in social work and social care services. Contents include: introduction; why good people management and leadership matters; the changing role of social work managers; human resources and developing the best of the social work workforce; managing yourself; managing the performance of others; leading and managing multi-professional teams; leading and managing change; and looking forward.