Making links between different professional roles, policies and practices, this book equips you with the skills, knowledge and understandings that managers, practitioners and students need to work in integrated multiprofessional settings. The book draws on case studies to consider the dilemmas, challenges and complexities common within your workplaces.
Chapter 5: Contemporary Approaches to Multi-Professional Leadership and Management
Contemporary Approaches to Multi-Professional Leadership and Management
The previous chapter, when discussing innovation in Pentesk local authority, highlighted the tension between hierarchical and relational ideas of leadership and management and concluded that some human relational approaches failed to move beyond individualised ideas concerning staff and managers. Similarly, Chapter 2 (assessment, planning and delivery) argued that joint assessment required more systematic approaches to emerge in local authorities. This chapter revisits the Pentesk case study a number of years on in the process to examine what a systemic approach looks like and to illustrate the contemporary ideas, conceptual frames, collaborative structures and complex relationships that could provide a flexible framework for systemic multi-professional working. It concludes that there are benefits from viewing reflexivity as both an individual and collective approach, that reflective plural approaches ...