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Powerful Teams: The Engine That Drives the Organization

presented by Linda M. Shell, DNP, MA, BSN, RN, DNS-CT

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Financial: Linda M. Shell receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Video Runtime: 68 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 15 Minutes

Team building in the workplace has traditionally not been a priority for most organizations. With challenges in staffing turnover and retention, organizations have chosen to dedicate their valuable energies and resources to other areas of the operation. However, with increasing changes, challenges, and dynamic work environments, teams play a critical role in maximizing outcomes and optimizing the use of resources in the organization. In simple terms, effective teams are an integral part to overall organizational success and longevity. This course will provide an overview of the role of the team and key characteristics of effective teams, and will discuss the importance of cohesive team members. This course is for health care professionals in all settings and is designed for beginning to experienced team leaders at all levels and disciplines of health care organizations.

Meet Your Instructor

Linda M. Shell, DNP, MA, BSN, RN, DNS-CT

Dr. Linda Shell is an advanced practice nurse, consultant, and educator with a passion for developing leaders, delivering quality care, and challenging the status quo of long-term care. As principal of, she collaborates with organizations across the country on education, leadership development, post-COVID recovery, workforce challenges, dementia programming, and sleep improvement. Dr. Shell currently…

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1. Why Team Matters

This chapter will discuss the role of the team in relation to the organization. The importance of defining the purpose of the team will be described along with a process for identifying the role of the team in achieving organizational outcomes.

2. Characteristics of a High-Performing Team

This chapter will explain the key characteristics of a team and why they are important. It will also explore why teams can fail and what can be done to help a team be more cohesive.

3. Strengths-Based Teams

Every team has a diversity of talent, knowledge, and skills. It is up to the leader to build a team that balances the strengths and weaknesses of each team member. This chapter will discuss the value of a strengths-based team and provide tips for team member selection and understanding the DNA of your team.

4. Developing an Emotionally Intelligent Team

Most understand the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) in leadership, but what role does EI play in team development and the leadership of a team? This chapter will discuss EI and its role in working better together, increasing communication, and building strong relationships among team members.

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