The Gerontologist as an Administrator
Both undergraduate and graduate students of gerontology will benefit from using Giordano and Rich's book as a core text for administration courses. Professors of gerontology administration will be relieved at last to have found a work that emphasizes the unique requirements of administrating older adult programs. The authors consider all three service sectors--private, public, and not-for-profit--in addressing those who are now in administration, those who aspire to be administrators, and those who will be surprised someday to be offered administrative responsibilities. Assuming a basic knowledge of gerontology, the text includes a learning experience following each chapter that allows readers to apply their knowledge of the field in a practical manner. Other special features include information on such contemporary challenges as how to use volunteers effectively, how to integrate ethics into programs for older adults, how to involve staff in administrative activities, how to make the most of public relations and fund-raising opportunities, and how to develop special projects.
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The nominal group process is one such technique ( Ford , 1975 ) . It has three steps . First , after presenting a particular problem or decision , group members sitting in full view of each other and without discussion ...
This requires the ability to view things simultaneously from many points of view . It has been found that the most effective managers do not view conflicts of points of view as opposites ( Havassy , 1990 ) . The responsibilities of the ...
Systems theory presents a view of an organization in its totality ( Scott , 1978 ) . The design and structure of an organization can be understood from an open or closed systems perspective .
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