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7. Empowerment-oriented organizations promote the use of team building and collaboration among staff members. Some theorists (Bowen & Lawler, 1995; Spreitzer, 1995) argue that staff autonomy over service decisions is a good method for increasing staff empowerment. However, according to Cohen and Austin (1997), full autonomy to make decisions can simply create service fragmentation and conflict among workers. Instead, Cohen and Austin advocate approaches, such as teamwork, that encourage collaboration among staff members.

15). Organizations can be formal or informal. According to Scott (1987), a formal organization is “one in which the social positions and the relationships among them have been explicitly specified and are defined independently of the personal characteristics of the participants occupying these positions” (p. 17). An informal organization, on the other hand, is one in which the relationships among people in the system change over time as a result of their personal characteristics and their interactions with one another.

Outcomes Changes in: Individuals Groups Families Communities Institutions Policies 28 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS values and behaviors to organizational participants. Integration involves actual processes through which people adopt or are made to adopt common values and beliefs. Adaptation refers to the ability of the organization to change in relation to the demands of its external environment. Institutional Theory Institutional theory focuses on the rules and procedures established by organizations to maintain themselves and guide the behavior of staff and other participants.

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