Today’s post is about taking a fresh look at an area that we often take for granted. Sometimes, we work in teams without giving much thought about how well they are working together, or is there a better way? When your employees hear the word “teamwork,” what’s their reaction? Do they brighten at the thought of working with others? Maybe not? Teamwork can truly bring employees together to accomplish so much more. So, let’s look (together) at ways to encourage our healthcare teams and give employees the opportunity to do their best work…together.
- Focus on team members’ strengths. Every employee wants to feel like they belong when working in a group situation — it helps them feel committed to that shared goal, as well as the decisions made and actions taken. It sometimes helps by taking advantage of everyone’s strengths and seeing who can best accomplish what. The give each person a role they will be happy to fulfill. Developing teams helps foster that sense of belonging as well.
- Have a shared, clear goal. Before starting a project, the team must come together, literally and figuratively, to clarify the purpose of the work and a shared goal, as well as reasonable expectations of accountability and outcomes
- Communicate openly, honestly and respectfully. Employees who feel safe to express their opinions and thoughts in a group setting and listen carefully to those of others create a feeling of trust that improves the group dynamic … and often the quality of the work.
Take a fresh look at your teams anew. A few minor changes could improve morale and help employees shine in ways they might not otherwise. To find great additions to your team , visit the experts at Medical Professionals.
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