Lead and Manage a Team Within Care Sector Essay

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Date: 30/01/2014 Reflective account LM1C- Carmen Miclea ,,Teamwork,, explained on Wikipedia is: ,,work done by several associates with each doing a part, but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole,,. In health care, a systematic concept analysis in 2008 concluded teamwork to be ,,a dynamic process involving two or more healthcare professionals with complementary backgrounds and skills, sharing common health goals and exercising concerted physical and mental effort in assessing, planning or evaluating patient care,,. In my terms ,, Team,, is a group of people who work together to achieve a common purpose, goal. The characteristics of effective teamwork are: sense of purpose; competency; cooperative spirit; playing by the rules; participation; open communication; accountability; decision making; efficient use of ideas. Teamwork is characterised by having a sense of purpose to achieve a clear; specific goal that all members believe is important to attain. All teams should consist of members who are capable of contributing to the achievement of the goal based on their level of knowledge and expertise. For example, if a team is assigned the task of development of an expense budget, but one or more of the members has little or no budgeting experience, the whole team will suffer as result. A successful team contains a spirit of cooperation. Successful teams have strong leaders (managers) who are able to keep everybody on the same page and maintaining ,,gossiping,, and conflict to a minimum. A successful team also have a set of rules and policies, that determines its operating procedures. The rules and policies help to keep the team on track, and eliminate ambiguities. In order for a team to act as expected of them, everyone must be participating in the creation of a solution. Each member of staff is essential to the team’s success and when a
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