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By Hillel Schmid

ISBN-10: 1461354668

ISBN-13: 9781461354666

ISBN-10: 146151259X

ISBN-13: 9781461512592

Over the previous 20 years, Western international locations have witnessed alterations within the governance of neighborhood gurus. in the course of that interval, governmental authority and conventional governmental features have progressively shifted to neighborhood specialists on the municipal point. based on this pattern, the governments have tried to decrease their function within the provision of social, human, and communal prone and inspired nongovernmental companies to penetrate the world of prone formerly provided through the govt. locally area, local enterprises that inspire citizen involvement and participation in policymaking and judgements relating their existence and wellbeing and fitness have won expanding effect. during this regard, the emergence of the neighborhood council and its improvement as a special entity within the municipal enviornment is very noteworthy. The group council displays a sophisticated degree within the improvement of neighborhood and voluntary firms that lacked the organizational infrastructure, knowledge, and applied sciences, in addition to the competence to deal with the strong governmental and municipal determine­ ment. The group council displays the built civic realization of the city's citizens, who call for responses to their altering and heterogeneous wishes. during this context, local citizens have sought to set up a strong and influential association that serves them and represents their pursuits vis-a.-vis the municipal and governmental authorities.

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One of the main reasons for this is the shared vision, shared ideology, common goals, and supportive atmosphere that characterizes the merging process in nonprofit human service organizations. One outcome of the merger is the birth of a hybrid organization, which constitutes an arrangement between organizations that use similar resources and maintain relations with similar government structures. The hybrid organization aims to establish strategic cooperation and attain relative advantages that the member organizations could not have acquired on their own.

In 50% of the cases there was an improvement in the organizations selfimage, and in 43% of the cases there was an improvement in the functioning of the centers staff. In 80% of the organizations the merger generated problems related to personal issues, which led to rapid turnover, a high absentee rate, and low morale among workers (Singer & Yankey, 1991). Success rates of nonprofit human service organizations were found to be much higher than in the business sector. One of the main reasons for this is the shared vision, shared ideology, common goals, and supportive atmosphere that characterizes the merging process in nonprofit human service organizations.

On the contrary, knowledge and information are possessed and controlled at various organizational levels. As a result, the organization gains power because decision-makers become dependent on its knowledge and expertise. Thus, the centralized power structure of modern organizations has broadened and flattened out, with less intermediate levels. Knowledge and information emanate from the field, and are possessed by those in charge of delivering the services and maintaining contact with clients. This justifies the transformation from a centralized organizational THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK 21 structure to a decentralized system, where the sources of knowledge and information are located and contribute directly toward improving the quality of services delivered to clients.

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