Publication
Title
Hulpverleners en hun omgeving: een kwalitatieve studie naar de rol van de organisatiecultuur
Author
Abstract
Social workers and their environment a qualitative study on the role of the organizational culture The starting point of this article is that social workers exert a certain amount of discretionary power. This discretionary power allows workers to interpret the rules of the organization (Driessens, 2003; Lipsky, 1980; Luyten, 1993). Whereas earlier studies focus on how this discretionary power is used, this article presents the results of a qualitative research on the role of the organizational culture in determining the everyday practises of social workers. 25 social workers and 3 team leaders of three local centres of the Antwerp public centre of social welfare are interviewed. The article describes how these social workers define the activation of their clients and how these definitions are developed within the organizational culture of the three centres. The authors also discuss differences in organizational culture and the impact of these differences on the way clients
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Journal of social intervention: theory and practice. - Meppel
Publication
Meppel : 2009
ISSN
1876-8830
Volume/pages
18:3(2009), p. 23-41
Full text (open access)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 28.09.2009
Last edited 21.10.2014
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