Managerialism in youth and community work: a critique of changing organisational structures and management practice

Bloxham, Susan (1993) Managerialism in youth and community work: a critique of changing organisational structures and management practice. Youth and Policy, 41 (Summer). pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is the explore the development of hierarchical structures and the growth of managerialism in contemporary youth & community organisations. I shall attempt to show that the traditional organisational design of youth services, whilst matching the complexity of the work and the culture of the service, has considerable weaknesses in relation to improving practice and in providing quick and creative responses to our hostile and dynamic environment. However, changes that are being made in relation to increased bureaucracy and centralised control do not seem to tackle these weaknesses, but may well damage the morale and commitment of good and effective staff. I shall conclude by suggesting alternative approaches to the management and organisational design of youth and community services.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Youth and Policy
Publisher: Youth and Policy / National Youth Agency
ISSN: 2057-4266
Departments: Research Office & Graduate School (ROGS)
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2010 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 14:58
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/579

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