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RUNNING HEAD: Achieving and Maintaining Individual Excellence Paper

Achieving and Maintaining Individual Excellence Paper
University of Phoenix
Joycelyn Bennett
BSHS 461: Building Community in Organizations
Group LM07BHS10
September 29, 2009
Achieving and Maintaining Individual Excellence

Excellence is based on individual performance. When an individual has accomplished a goal and experienced success, that person has reached excellence. In human services excellence is more than a purpose. It comes with many functions to make an organization effective and successful. A human service worker must not only be capable to plan, design, develop human resources, budget, supervise, and evaluate; he/she must be able to direct the social, cultural and political extent of the position. It also consists of being knowledgeable to the beliefs, values, customs, client system and traditions of the organization and its surroundings. Managing the Environment

In the human services field needs assessments, asset mapping, community collaboration, and marketing and public relations strategies will assist the agency in coping with the environment. As a human service provider I am well capable to monitor trends from the changes that occur over time. However the changes will make it difficult to manage at some point depending of how often the changes are occurring and the support that will be provided. I can handle change and making transitions however, it will be difficult dealing with the change and setting a timeframe. Planning and Program Design

Human service workers must have the skills and knowledge in planning process, assessment, and determination. They must be able to help the organization reach goals and work with the organization in completing their mission and purpose. This process is important to the client and the organization. As a human service worker it comes easy to plan and strive to reach goals and help the client meet their needs at the same time. It is important for the mission to be satisfied therefore being a good team player and being well prepared and organized come hand in hand with being able to plan and design programs that will allow the agency to provide services for the population served as well as meet the client’s needs and demonstrate that the program is effective. This element is important and manageable to me personally. I am about planning and keeping a structure, therefore this function will not be complex for me at all. Maybe it will take a lot of thinking and time to complete and actually start the program or service however it will be done. Organizational design

This step incorporates the ability to structure and represent charts as well as demonstrate the process of decision-making and communication. This function makes the agency easier to run and shows a well-designed system to provide organization and structure of how the agency works and manages the tasks that are delivered within the facility. Organization is important in order for the program to run smoothly and have definite plans and positive outcomes of the proposed ideas to help the team work as one aiming for the same purpose of assisting and meeting needs for the client. Organization is critical in the human services field and I it something I can work with. Having structure and well thought out plans is a key for effectiveness in the facility. It is an easier way to keep track of information and have order set within the agency. It also helps in making the workplace more comfortable and keeps work going at a better pace. Human resources Development

Highly trained and experienced individuals are considered for certain jobs especially in the human services field. New staff are trained and oriented with the manner in which the agency works and what is expected from them. Staff must be properly trained and advised on laws and regulations that pertain to their...
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