Professional Challenges for Managerial Supervisors

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, Darlyne Bailey and F. Ellen Netting

in Managing Human Resources in the Human Services

Published in print July 2000 | ISBN: 9780195137071
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865611 | DOI:
Professional Challenges for Managerial Supervisors

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This chapter discusses the pressures and paradoxes that are being experienced in human service organizations. It identifies the ideological, economic, social, and technological forces that shape our professional world and the professional challenges these present. It then focuses on possible responses of the managerial supervisor and seeks to stimulate independent thinking in meeting these challenges. It argues that the first step in managing paradoxes and devising solutions is understanding the multiple issues.

Keywords: human service organizations; pressures; paradoxes; managerial supervisor

Chapter.  6916 words. 

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