Teams and Team Effectiveness

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
10:00 to 16:00

How we can create ‘Superteams’ in the NHS

Master Class Series

The programme:

Cultures of quality and safety require a strong value of team working. Health care staff often have to work interdependently to provide high quality and safe care for patients as well as working across professional boundaries to collaborate and coordinate their efforts.

This interactive Master Class will help leaders to ensure effective team working is properly applied to their own area of the NHS - increasing the chances that ‘Superteams’ will evolve.

You will understand:

  • The links between effective Team Working and clinical outcomes
  • How to build a sense of team identity, purpose and effectiveness
  • How team (and team member) contribution and achievement should be recognised
  • The leadership approaches and interventions that are key enablers of team climate
  • Your own team development priorities (in order to improve engagement and outcomes)

Areas Covered:

  • Introduction to teams and team working – Why have teams, what should they do and how should they behave?
  • Team Evolution – How Leaders can help or hinder the ‘healthy’ development of a team.
  • Developing Superteams – Principles and considerations in creating and sustaining ‘Superteams’ in the NHS
  • Team roles & Team Climate – A Psychometric perspective on teams and team dynamics (building a strong Team Climate)
  • Team working in Practice – Bringing ideas and principles to life through some creative activities

The facilitator

Chris Reedthomas

Chris has over 25 years experience delivering organisational and cultural change.

He lectures on Leadership at Plymouth University Business School and helps with the development of High Performance Teams in a range of sectors.

Booking details

To book your place, please email leadership@southwest.hee.nhs.uk as soon as possible as places will be offered on a strict ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

There is no fee for this event.


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