Koko Essay

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The Impact of Team Building on Communication and Job Satisfaction of Nursing Staff By: Mary Anne Amos, Jie Hu, Charlotte A. Herrick Amos, Hu, J. & Herrick (2005). The impact of team building on communication and job satisfaction of a nursing staff. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 21(1), 10-16. Made available courtesy of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc: http://journals.lww.com/jnsdonline/Abstract/2005/01000/The_Impact_of_Team_Building_on_Communication_ and.3.aspx ***Reprinted with permission. No further reproduction is authorized without written permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. This version of the document is not the version of record. Figures and/or pictures may be missing from this format of the document.*** Abstract: A series of team-building activities were conducted on a medical-surgical unit and their impact on staff's communication and job satisfaction was examined. Forty-four unit personnel participated in the interventions. Staff communication and job satisfaction were measured before and after the intervention. The findings linked team-building activities with improved staff communication and job satisfaction. Team-building strategies assisted the nurse leader/manager to build an effective work team by strengthening communication and interpersonal relationships so that the staff could function as a more cohesive group. Staff development consultants can help nurse managers become more effective team leaders by identifying the necessary resources and by helping to plan and coordinate team-building strategies. Article: In 2000, The North Carolina Center for Nursing conducted a survey and found that in many North Carolina hospitals, vacancy rates ranged from 6% to 16 % (Letvak, 2002). Registered Nurse (RN) turnover is currently a major problem, contributing to the critical shortage of nurses and affecting the economic stability of

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