Due Monday 03/24/2019 by 2 PM EST
What does a leader do when things do not go as planned? How can a leader help to restore or improve an organization’s operations when a situation stalls or interferes with its functions? Although taking a proactive approach to planning is desired, change may occur suddenly and unexpectedly causing immediate consequences. A skilled leader must be able to assess a situation in order to prioritize the steps necessary to stabilize the organization. This process must focus on a short-term strategy to address immediate concerns and include strategic decisions that will affect the long-term sustainability of the organization.
For this Discussion, you address the Southeast Planning Group (SPG) case study in the Social Work Case Studies: Concentration Year text.
- Post an analysis of the change that took place in the SPG.
- Suggest one strategy that might improve the organizational climate and return the organization to optimal functioning.
- Provide support for your suggested strategy and explaining in detail why it would be effective.
Lauffer, A. (2011). Understanding your social agency (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.
- Chapter 10, “Agency Structure and Change” (pp. 324–352)
Northouse, P. G. (2018). Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.
- Chapter 7, “Creating a Vision” (pp. 141-157)
- Chapter 8, “Establishing a Constructive Climate” (pp.159-180)
- Chapter 10, “Listening to Out-Group Members” (pp. 217-237)
Finley, D. S., Rogers, G., Napier, M., & Wyatt, J. (2011). From needs-based segmentation to program realignment: Transformation of YWCA of Calgary. Administration in Social Work, 35(3), 299–323.
Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing [Vital Source e-reader].
- “Social Work Supervision, Leadership, and Administration: The Southeast Planning Group” (pp. 85–86)