The Executive's Role in Relation to Staff in Personnel Practices

By Gertrude R. Davis

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1948

This piece explores the executive's part in bringing about good personnel practice. The author asserts that the nature and quality of the agency's leadership is a major determinant of the kind of personnel practices that can evolve. The professional leader must be able to evaluate the quality of the work and to recognize its creative possibilities in addition to knowing the basic components of the job. Leadership on the board's part is the ability to govern the agency so that it may fulfill its authorized function appropriately through changing times and circumstances. The piece concludes by stating that a well-authorized agency, under good leadership, with a philosophy of creative sharing and a method of integration is the one most likely to develop personnel practices appropriate to its service.

Topic: Management and Administration, Organizational Development, Social Services, Policy, Professional Development, Governance, Leadership

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.1

Page Number(s): 120-122

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Davis, Gertrude R. The Executive's Role in Relation to Staff in Personnel Practices. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1948: 120-122.


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