Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Understand and describe the relevance of organizations to social work practice
  2. Identify and understand key organizational aspects for use in macro-level practice
  3. Examine the subsystems that make up an organization and describe how they interact
  4. Describe the importance of organizational culture and values, and apply contemporary orientations to organizational change
  5. Examine ethical issues that may occur within organizations