Corrections Leadership and Management Organization barriers to change
(Corrections Leadership and Management) Management is the process of working through and with teams, groups and individuals and other resources to accomplish organizational goals or objectives. Leadership is a continuous process which occurs anytime in an organization of correction environment in an attempt to influence the behavior of a group or an individual (Bratton & Gold, 2017). The progression of leadership in an adult corrections environment from the executive to offenders is a hierarchical process that cascades down from the senior leadership to the offenders.
(Corrections Leadership and Management) Management is the art of working with individuals and teams or groups to achieve organizational goals. Managers working with individuals and groups should use conceptual, technical, human and design skills to effectively correct offenders to change and adopt the best strategies to achieve targeted goals or outcomes (Useem, 2018). Correction management is essential in prison organizations as it gives corrections leaders information and news to assist them to lead their staff and manage their organization in the face of difficult issues such as overcrowding and shrinking budgets. Correction management is essential in providing correctional services focused on evidence-based, cost-effective and value-added solutions for organizations in order to ensure community safety and humane conditions. Therefore, correction management is vital in designing and maintaining an environment for the aim of effectively and efficiently accomplishing the targeted purpose (Bratton & Gold, 2017).
(Corrections Leadership and Management) Correction leadership is an organizational process that influences the behavior of an individual or a group in order to achieve the best results. Correction leadership is used to improve adult offenders in order to improve prison conditions (Useem, 2018). Correction leadership is used to establish and maintain human prisons. Therefore, leaders from the executive to offenders should be intelligent, competent and inspiring. Leadership is crucial in prisons in defining, refining and achieving goals as well as solving problems effectively, efficiently and creatively. Cascading leadership should elicit subordinates’ best efforts. Thus, correctional leaders should incorporate collaboration and relate well with others in order to bring the best out of subordinates and adult inmates (Useem, 2018). Even though leadership may start at the top, it must be reinforced and amplified all the way down and across the organization. Effective leaders should recruit and inspire subordinates and exclusive leaders to inspire new ways of doing things. Besides, the top executive must inspire and empower their subordinates to make proper decisions and encourage them to communicate ideas, information, and visions to the wardens or inmates.
(Corrections Leadership and Management) References
Bratton, J., & Gold, J. (2017). Human resource management: theory and practice. Palgrave.
Useem, B. (2018). Prison Riots. The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment, 255.