With increasing pressure to bring down costs while simultaneously producing better outcomes, the need for outstanding teamwork in health care organizations has never been greater
Providing excellent patient care is the goal. Doing so requires specialists and support professionals from throughout the organization pulling together as one.
The challenge is doing so in an environment that often seems to be working against teamwork. The 24 x 7 schedule means that team members change from shift to shift. Flipping between shifts means far too many sleep deprived employees. A long-established “pecking order” creates resentment. Throw demanding patients and family members into the mix, and you have extremely difficult circumstances for getting people to pull together.
Imagine your employees…
- All focused on patient care
- Proud about their work
- Looking out for each other
- Quickly resolving their conflicts
- Sharing their ideas
- Solving problems
- Recruiting their friends
- Bragging about your workplace
6 ways we help strengthen teamwork
Often team leaders recognize employees that are angry, bored, or otherwise disengaged. What they don’t know is why. Using tools such as surveys, interviews, and focus groups; we can help identify the root problems.
2. Problem solving sessions
Problems that have been created by a group usually need to be resolved by the group. This means pulling people together, talking through the issues, and reaching consensus on what needs to be done about them. These can be emotional meetings that are made easier with a facilitator.
3. Skill building
Most of us haven’t been formally taught a process for resolving conflict, how to deliver tough feedback, or how to actively listen. When a critical skill set is missing; we can provide workshops, webinars, coaching, and other learning experiences to help your team members grow.
4. Team-building events
When you are thinking about getting your group off their unit for a while, it’s important that these off-site retreats have a clear purpose and meaningful agenda. We can help you plan and lead a customized experience for your team.
5. Advice and coaching
Sometimes a leader needs someone to bounce ideas past. If you want an invisible partner who can help you think about ways to help your team thrive, we are happy to play that role for you.
You want ideas and feedback from your team in a meeting setting, but they don’t seem willing to provide it. This might be because of you are attempting to lead the team and the meeting. Let us facilitate the meeting, allowing you to fully participate. It almost always creates more open conversations.