Fostering a collaborative and positive work environment; mentoring and coaching other nurses
What is it?
Creating a positive Team Climate means that management acknowledges the contributions of others and encourages others to speak up and share their observations. It is a group effort to emphasize that each person has unique strengths and ideas to bring to the team. Properly coaching and mentoring new employees is also an essential part of creating a positive Team Climate.
Why is it important?
In healthcare professions as well as our personal lives, we will likely be expected to work in a team or collaborative with others. In comparison with organizations whose Team Climate is low, a more effective team environment shows an increase in motivation and more successful collaboration. Positive Team Climate fosters mutual support within a team, strength in difficult times, and a willingness to share workload. These positive dynamics are all necessary for a sustainable and productive work environment. Within a team, mutual reliability minimizes staff burnout and often increases patient safety. While you may enjoy and appreciate an amiable team climate, your patients rely on your ability to work together.