Use your Social Work Macro Practice textbook to read the following:
Chapter 7, “Understanding Organizations,” pages 188–225.
Chapter 8, “Assessing Human Service Organizations,” pages 226–266.
Use your Communication Between Cultures textbook to read the following:
Chapter 7, “Culture and Identity: Situating the Individual,” pages 243–264.
You are encouraged to use the Capella library to read the following suggested articles:
Malatesta, D., & Smith, C. R. (2014). Lessons from resource dependence theory for contemporary public and nonprofit management. Public Administration Review, 74(1), 14‒25.
Pittz, T. G., & Adler, T. (2016). An exemplar of open strategy: Decision-making within multi-sector collaborations. Management Decision, 54(7), 1595‒1614.
Salignac, F., Wilcox, T., Marjolin, A., & Adams, S. (2018). Understanding collective impact in Australia: A new approach to interorganizational collaboration. Australian Journal of Management, 43(1), 91‒110.
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
Examine the applicability of organizational theories to various contexts, problems, and organizations.
Identify factors that foster and challenge trust in a macro environment.
Demonstrate awareness of the best communication practices in various cultures and contexts.
Analyze each collaboration, negotiation, and mediation need between organizations.
Peer review is not about judging each other’s work, but helping each other
out. It is important for the peer feedback space to be safe and judgement-free in order for everyone to truly benefit from the feedback.
For your initial discussion, post the link to your presentation for the Unit 3 Understanding Community and Organizational Problems assignment.