PHC-214 Week 12 - Building Healthcare Teams What Is Team...

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Building Healthcare Teams
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What Is Team Building? Team building refers to activities that teams undertake to develop the capacity of the team to be effective. Among issues frequently addressed by team building are goal clarification, improvement in interpersonal relationships, role clarification, and specific task related problems. Team building is distinguished from team training, which involves instruction of team members on individual and team competencies. Together, the activities of team building and team training have been referred to as team development . Team building can be the responsibility of either the leader or the team sponsor Accomplishing a successful outcome builds the team.
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Why and When to Use Team Building A team building intervention is put into place when a leader or some team members identify a problem or concern that is affecting team effectiveness. Team building commonly is initiated by team leaders in response to conflicts or other signs of differences among team members. Effective teams have appropriate structure, focus, orientation, collaboration, and management. Difficulties in any of those areas can cause teams to falter in meeting their goals. Possible symptoms of such team problems include a decline in productivity or other performance outcome, an observed lack of clarity in communication, or a level of hostility among team members. Some of those difficulties are beyond the reach of team building.
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Characteristics of Effective Teams Influenced by Team Building Team Structure Influenced by Team Building A shared goal, understood by all team members Shared responsibility for achieving the goal Well defined membership for the whole team or for the core team A clear leader, acknowledged by all team members as the leader Sufficient hierarchy to enable quick decision making if needed Adequate authority for the team to take action to achieve its goal Stability of membership
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Characteristics of Effective Teams Influenced by Team Building Cont Team Focus Influenced by Team Building
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