Building the Knowledge Base of Nonprofit Management:
A Searchable Database
Enhancing Work for Professional Social Workers
Low morale, low productivity, & high levels of dissatisfaction --
in short, worker burnout -- often plague social work agencies.
Presented are several current management theories that suggest ways in
which administrators can enhance workers' feelings of motivation,
autonomy, & satisfaction in the performance of their work. A broad
perspective of individual worker variables, the design of social work
jobs, supervisory behavior, & organizational structure are
examined in relation to ways of improving the world of work for
professional social workers. 1 Figure. HA.