The ability to cooperate with others and work together effectively
What is it?
Collaboration is the ability to work with others healthcare professionals to accomplish organizational tasks. In a team environment, everyone contributes to the shared goals of the group. Each individual plays an important role.
Why is it important?
In today’s complex workplace, everyone must do their part in order for the team or department to be successful. If one person falls short, the output of the whole team can be compromised. This is especially important within healthcare, as physicians often rely on the work of professionals in other departments in order to effectively complete their responsibilities. Because so much time is spent in a team environment, everyone needs to learn how to cooperate with others not only for their own careers but for the sake of the teams’ performance and the welfare of patients as well.