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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Examples of organizational structure in the form of organizational charts will be offered and discussed . Further , organizational structure can be understood by examining components that relate to the administering of the structure .
Contingency Theory The contingency perspective is an outgrowth of systems theory , offering a flexible approach to structure . It is perhaps the most characteristic of modern organizations that offer older adult programs .
An organization in the birth stage rarely has a formal structure , and the informal structure is characterized by a high degree of centralization but a low degree of formalization and complexity . The identified leader makes most ...
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Administering Services to Older Adults
Leadership Theory and Practice
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