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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size top - down communications with very formal feedback loops . ... particularly those that incorporate the new leadership principles , use groups and participatory management , which allows for more upward communication .
IMPROVING COMMUNICATION IN THE ORGANIZATION Improvement in communication should be a diligent effort on the part of the gerontologist administrator . Organizations serving older adults must pay special attention to how staff communicate ...
communications is affected by organizational structure , policies , and the extent of the informal network . The informal communications network is linked by personal relationships , informal leadership , and professional allegiances .
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Administering Services to Older Adults
Leadership Theory and Practice
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