Personnel Selection and Development
The need for interaction and collaboration with other agencies in service to the mission of the organization is becoming the norm for many human service organizations in all sectors of practice. This need for collaboration affects the way organizational management is practiced.
In your initial post, discuss the importance of hiring and staff development processes that foster teams that are flexible, adaptable, and responsive to trends and forces that influence human service delivery. As a leader developing an adaptable team, what are some qualities you would look for in building a staff organization that is capable of collaborating with other agencies or organizations for optimum service delivery to a specific client population?
Financial Management and Service Delivery
All organizations, regardless of their sector of practice or size, operate within a budget and an annual financial planning cycle. Many organizations rely on multiple sources of funding.
In your initial post, compare the financial planning processes for a nonprofit organization with those for a government (city, county, state, or federal) agency. Discuss how financial planning and financial constraints can impact collaboration and human service delivery for a specific population (such as substance abuse, mental health, family services, child care, educational programs, health care, the elderly, or disabled populations). What challenges exist when there are restrictions on the use of funds for specific purposes? How do financial reporting practices impact efforts to develop collaboration between programs or agencies?