Critical Social Theories

Critical Social Theories

Critical Social Theories Critical social theories focus on addressing the social injustices on a wider scale, rather than focusing on people’s personal problems. Critical social theories assert that social problems emanate from various forms of injustices and oppression mostly seen in capitalist societies. Critical social theories address major themes such as poverty, social exclusion, crime, abuse, racism, and other themes. Critical theories explore the larger impact of influential groups in the society. For instance, they explore how powerful social groups that yield political power propagate social injustices and inequality through their influence or control of media, language, education, terms of debate, and political agenda. This paper examines the dimension of critical social work related to poverty and drawing on three readings. Critical social work emerged in the 19th century following the development of the professional social work field. The pioneers of critical social work theories were mainly influenced by liberal ideologies and values prevailing during the period. Notable pioneers include Octavia Hill...
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Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication Student’s Name Institution’s Name Date   Strategic Communication MEMO To: The ABZ Human Resource Department From: The ABZ Business Manager Date: February 1st, 2019 Re: Developing Workers Training and Talent Development Program The ABZ is committed in providing the best cosmetic products that display high value and care for its customers. However, the company has constantly failed in the past three years to command the market, following recall of three of our products due to quality issues. The last recall that happened in the mind of 2018 prompted for an investigation, to determine the main cause of this problem. The intensive two months investigation cited a loophole in the workers knowledge and skills, in the production processes. Although the company has successfully managed to recruit the best workforce in terms of professional and academic skills and knowledge, it has failed in fine-tuning its workers skills fit its work environment. The company training program is poorly structured, with little or no attention given to new workers orientation, which is the...
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Communication Strategies

Communication Strategies

Communication Strategies Name Institutional Affiliation Date Communication Strategies Communication entails the exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages between persons and for making meaning. Communication helps in passing of messages between the sender and the receiver. Communication occurs as a dynamic process between persons, which means that people are continuously drawing meaning from the verbal and nonverbal cues that others give (Kasper & Kellerman, 2014). Both verbal and nonverbal forms of communication play a critical role in passing messages between a sender and a receiver. The verbal messages help in conveying the content to the receiver, while nonverbal messages help in portraying a relationship aspect of the communication. Content is the literal meaning of the words spoken. The relationship aspect helps the recipient to understand the message in a better way. It helps the receiver of the message to tell more about the fine aspects of the message. For instance, the receiver can infer whether the sender of the message is being sarcastic or genuine. It...
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Leader Competencies

Leader Competencies

Leader Competencies Name Institutional Affiliation Date   Leader Competencies Leader competencies refer to the core characteristics that make leaders more effective in what they do. Certain leader characteristics are essential in improving a leader’s effectiveness in modern organizations. Possessing the essential leadership competencies enables a leader to motivate and influence employees into fulfilling the set organizational goals. While possessing all the core competencies is essential, some competencies may be distinctive in certain organizations. In such situations, it would be necessary to define the kind of leader competencies that are desirable for leaders who can best fit in such organizations. HR professionals may opt to train organizational leaders in the core competencies they are lacking. Training can enable employees develop the core competencies required in the organization. This paper is an evaluation of core leader competencies. One of the key leader competencies is problem-solving skills. Problem-solving skills are essential in the proper running of the organization. These skills enable leaders to define and solve complex problems that arise...
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