Work Environment And Performance As A Team

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Working as a team will improve the quality of care and provide great service to individuals. The purpose of having a team is to have a framework that will increase the ability for employees to participate in problem-solving, planning and decision-making. John C. Maxwell is the author of the book Teamwork Makes the Dream Work. He is known as one of America 's experts on leadership. He is also the founder of John Maxwell Team Online University. He stated that “Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team” (Transformational Leadership Strategist, 2015). A team can be any group of people or organizations working together to interdependently and cooperatively help meet the needs of their residents or patients based on their settings. Team work is essential in the healthcare field for happy employees. I gave a survey to 50 employees at Our Lady of the Lake – Ollie Steele that questioned their opinion on their work environment and performance as a team. The team mainly consists of Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Certified Nurse Aides (CNA), kitchen staff, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and administration. Each department and/or individual has a specific job to do within the main collaborative goal of providing service to the residents. I then observed the work environment of these employees during the day shift and again during the evening shift. I was looking for the
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