Empowering Workers and Clients for Organizational Change by Marcia B. Cohen

Empowering Workers and Clients for Organizational Change

EditorMarcia B. Cohen, Cheryl A. Hyde

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Marcia B. Cohen and Cheryl A. Hyde's book, Empowering Workers and Clients for Organizational Change, prepares students to successfully engage in organizational change practice. The editors focus on "low power actors" - students, line staff, volunteers, clients, social workers - who can utilizetheir experience and knowledge gained from client and community interaction to initiate broad scale change. These workers are often the most informed about the clients' needs and are well positioned to collaborate with clients, constituents, supervisors, and managers in ways that can empowereveryone.The contributing authors provide extensive case examples of real-life organizational change instituted by low-power actors that demonstrate the theories discussed throughout the book. They then go on to discuss strategies to assess the structural characteristics of agencies, organizational culture,and empowerment. This book also covers present force field analysis as an assessment framework to help promote change within human service agencies at the client service level.

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Marcia B. Cohen (MSW, Columbia University; PhD, Brandeis University) is professor of social work at the University of New England, where she has been a faculty member since 1988. Her areas of scholarship include organizational practice, social movements, homelessness and poverty, and social work practice with groups. Professor Cohen pr...
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Title:Empowering Workers and Clients for Organizational ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615400

ISBN - 13:9780190615406

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"Cohen and Hyde's work delivers what it promises - a dynamic perspective on how individual culture and attitude impact the overall culture of the organization. This text provides an emphasis on empowering low power actors to drive organizational change, and provides practical case studies todemonstrate these concepts in action." --Michelle Evans, LCSW, CADC