Assignment: Department Managers
Assignment: Department Managers
Prepare a 10–12-slide PowerPoint presentation for department managers on building leadership and trust in collaborative teams. Perhaps the best predictor of team success is its clarity of purpose and the team’s commitment to achieving it. To support that purpose, a team needs a process that moves smoothly from vision and mission to goals and tasks in order to achieve the desired outcomes. The foundation of both purpose and process is leadership. Show Less Any form of collaboration is an inherently human process. The culture of an organization can dramatically affect team efficacy and performance. The glue that holds teams together is trust. Three factors can help build trust in collaborative environments: performance and competence, integrity, and concern for the well-being of others. By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:Competency 1: Explain strategies for effective interprofessional teamwork and collaboration in health care delivery.Identify leadership behaviors that build trust and undermine trust within teams.
Describe strategies team members can use to build trust among each other.
Describe principles of effective interprofessional team leadership.
Competency 2: Analyze the implications of working with interprofessional teams in multifaceted health care settings.Explain the consequences of a team that does not trust its leader in terms of patient safety.
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Use correct APA format.
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“There is a need for nursing leaders to provide inspiration, mentorship, and direction, whether it be for a patient or the profession” (Mahoney, 2001, p. 269). Mahoney’s point is that leaders are needed at all levels, all functions, and all specialties of nursing. Leadership skills are especially important when guiding or facilitating a team. Show Less But what makes a skilled leader? Aranda, Aranda, and Conlon (1998) suggest that five elements are critical: sharing an inspired vision, challenging team processes, modeling effective team behaviors, empowering team members, and encouraging the heart (pp. 45–46). Leaders must deal with conflict, decision making, and goal achievement. In health care today, there are more teams (including virtual teams) of multidisciplinary professionals than ever before. To lead these teams effectively and successfully, the roles and responsibilities of each team member need to be clearly defined, along with clear descriptions of how the team will make decisions. Trust is an important factor in multidisciplinary team collaboration as well, and it is measured in terms of reliability and communication. A competent and effective leader knows how to build trust across boundaries (geographic, cultural, gender, age, et cetera) to tap the skills and talents of each team member, resulting in team success.References
Aranda, E. K., Aranda, L., & Conlon, K. (1998). Teams: Structure, process, culture, and politics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Mahoney, J. (2001). Leadership skills for the 21st century. Journal of Nursing Management, 9(5), 269–271.
Assignment: Department Managers
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To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Show LessWhat leadership skills are most important for leading successful teams?
What kind of team leader are you?
How do leaders in your own organization build and maintain trust?
The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.Capella Resources
APA Paper Template.
APA Paper Tutorial.
Show LessLibrary Resources
The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:Nathanson, B. H., Henneman, E. A., Blonaisz, E. R., Doubleday, N. D., Lusardi, P., & Jodka, P. G. (2011). How much teamwork exists between nurses and junior doctors in the intensive care unit? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(8), 1817–1823.
Orchard, C. A. (2010). Persistent isolationist or collaborator? The nurse’s role in interprofessional collaborative practice. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(3), 248–257.
Moore, L. W., Leahy, C., Sublett, C., & Lanig, H. (2013). Understanding nurse-to-nurse relationships and their impact on work environments. MEDSURG Nursing, 22(3), 172–179.
McNeil, K., Mitchell, R., & Parker, V. (2013). Interprofessional practice and professional identity threat. Health Sociology Review, 22(3), 291–307.
Marshall, A. P., West, S. H., & Aitken, L. M. (2013). Clinical credibility and trustworthiness are key characteristics used to identify colleagues from whom to seek information. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(9/10), 1424–1433.
Cameron, S., Harbison, J., Lambert, V., & Dickson, C. (2012). Exploring leadership in community nursing teams. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(7), 1469–1481.
Giltinane, C. L. (2013). Leadership styles and theories. Nursing Standard, 27(41), 35–39.
Tiffan, B. (2014). The art of team leadership. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 71(10), 799–801.
Lomas, C. (2012). Leading by example. Nursing Standard, 26(35), 18–20.
Course Library Guide
A Capella University library guide has been created specifically for your use in this course. You are encouraged to refer to the resources in the BSN-FP4017 – Collaborative Group Process for Nursing Professionals library guide to help direct your research.Bookstore Resources
The resources listed below are relevant to the topics and assessments in this course and are not required. These resources are available from the Capella University Bookstore. When searching the bookstore, be sure to look for the Course ID with the specific –FP (FlexPath) course designation.Levi, D. (2017). Group dynamics for teams (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Chapters 13 and 16.You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.