History Of Bureaucracy In Social Work Administration

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INTRODUCTION
Bureaucratic administration means fundamentally the exercise of control on the basis of knowledge. By this Weber (1947) means rules design to regulate the whole organization are based on technical knowledge with the aim to achieve maximum efficiency. This also applies to social work as a profession because professionalism goes in hand with the knowledge or understanding of the agency’s structure so as to be in a good state to positively influence the agency. Therefore, acting professionally and bureaucratically in following instructions and administrative processes helps one to have a greater picture of the agency’s dynamics ,thus to leading effective and efficient result in the agency.
THE AIM OF THE PAPER
This essay will describe with examples from my personal experiences from fieldwork what social work administration is looking at its processes and lastly the role of bureaucracy in social work agency and also giving my personal experiences from the fieldwork, from the Department of Social and Community Development in Palapye. From these experiences as examples, it will also show that integrating theory with practice is not easy as it has its successes and challenges however, social work administration and bureaucracy encourages effectiveness and efficiency in an agency.
HISTORY OF SOCIAL WORK ADMINISTRATION AND BUREAUCRACY
Starting with the Charity Organization Societies and settlement houses, distinct approaches to administration were evident. The former
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