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1 1.05 Characteristics of Effective Teams 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

2 Characteristics of Effective Teams Common Purpose The goals are meaningful to each team member. There is clear unity of team function Understand concepts of teamwork

3 Characteristics of Effective Teams Common Purpose Every person on the health care team must understand the role of other team members. This understanding: – –helps clarify individual responsibility – –establishes goals and expectations – –provides a picture of the patient’s total care 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

4 Act of exchanging information Free Communication Characteristics of Effective Teams 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

5 Informal, comfortable atmosphere Free to express feelings and ideas Everyone participates Disagreement is viewed as good opportunity for improvement Attend patient conferences – –listen – –express opinions Aware of cultural differences Characteristics of Effective Teams Free Communication 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

6 Reliability, dependability Trust Characteristics of Effective Teams 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

7 Team members rely on each other, understanding their own strengths and weaknesses. Team members rely on each other, understanding their own strengths and weaknesses. Members are dependable, performing their duties to the best of their ability Members are dependable, performing their duties to the best of their ability All members must function within legal boundaries All members must function within legal boundaries Characteristics of Effective TeamsTrust 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

8 Working together for a common goal Collaboration Characteristics of Effective Teams 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

9 Collaboration Team members will: Team members will: –have positive attitude and ability to laugh at themselves –be friendly and cooperative with others –be open minded and willing to compromise –support and encourage others Characteristics of Effective Teams 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

10 Characteristics of Effective Teams Consensus Decisions General agreement and the process of getting there Understand concepts of teamwork

11 Characteristics of Effective Teams Consensus Decisions Look for the best win-win outcome for the team. Make decisions at a point where there is general agreement. Address conflict and work through it to achieve the desired result Understand concepts of teamwork

12 Characteristics of Effective Teams Complementary Skills Good skills that build and unite a team. Good skills that build and unite a team. Skills required to function as a unit. Skills required to function as a unit Understand concepts of teamwork

13 Characteristics of Effective Teams Complementary Skills Every team member has a role and a specific contribution to make to the team. Health team members are professionals with different levels of education, ideas, backgrounds, and interests. Each member adds to make the whole bigger than the sum of its parts Understand concepts of teamwork

14 A pledge or a promise Commitment Characteristics of Effective Teams 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

15 Commitment Teams work toward desired outcome. – –directed – –motivated – –persistent Effective teams are the result of hard work, patience, practice and the focus on quality health care for the patient. Characteristics of Effective Teams 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork

16 Characteristics of Effective Teams Common purpose Free communication Trust Collaboration Consensus decisions Complimentary skills Commitment 1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork


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