Fosters a collaborative and positive work environment
What is it?
An ideal team climate encourages team member participation. A leader fostering a strong team climate encourages others to speak up and share their observations. It is a group effort and each person has unique strengths and ideas to bring to the team.
Why is it important?
In almost all healthcare professions and in our personal lives, we will be expected to work in a team or collaborate with others. In comparison with organizations whose team climate is low, a more effective team environment shows an increase in motivation and more collaboration. Increased team climate also fosters supportiveness of each other, strength in difficult times, and a willingness to share the workload. These are all positive dynamics necessary for a sustainable and productive work environment. Being able to depend on your team and be depended on minimizes burnout and often increases patient safety. While you may enjoy and appreciate amiable teamwork among your health care colleagues, your patients rely on your ability to work together.