Interdisciplinary Team Leadership
DHSM Level 7 1D
Assignment 3: Leading a team into change (1500 word essay)
“It is no longer enough for health workers to be professional. In the current global climate, health workers also need to be interprofessional,” (World Health Organization, 2010). Interdisciplinary team approach is now commonly used in healthcare delivery to keep up with the advancing of healthcare to the modern age. Interdisciplinary team leadership ensures a smooth functioning of the unit and promotes personal and professional development of its members. To become an effective interdisciplinary team leader, I understand that this is not merely based on theoretical principles but also entails experience among many other qualifications.
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Since the team is directed towards rehabilitation, it is best to determine what specific service it will provide. Should it be limited to certain conditions or would the team be catering to a diverse group of clients? Identifying the target clientele is essential in creating a plan of action, setting team goals and creating policies. Because client satisfaction and welfare is the main focus of the group I should not only pay attention to the physical set-up of the facility but most importantly the organizational structure as well. I have to be creative and innovative as well by thinking of strategies to attract more clientele. Since there are possible existing counterparts, I have to think of something that will set the facility apart from just a typical rehabilitation centre. I could include community organizations and support groups in order to determine what the prerequisites of an ideal rehabilitative facility …show more content…
West’s five essential parts of team effectiveness. The first on is task effectiveness which pertains to the team’s success in achieving its task-related objectives. Secondly, I will also assess the team members’ well-being such as the well-being or mental health (i.e., Stress), growth and development of team members. Third is the team viability which is the probability that a team will continue to work and function effectively. Then, the degree to which the team develops and implements new and improved processes, products and procedures which is termed team innovation. And lastly, the inter-team cooperation which is the effectiveness of the team in working with other teams in the organization with which it has to work in order to deliver products or services (West, 2012). An effective team for me is the one that achieves its goals and adheres to the standard sense of quantity, quality and timeliness of the work result; where the team members believe that their participation and experience are important and everyone is satisfied to continue working