There are three major advantages to forming teams: they can increase employee motivation, create more thoughtful approaches to getting the job done, and improve general employee satisfaction and attitude (Lehman, Dufrene, Walker, 2015).
It has been documented that hospitals that use teams within emergency rooms, intensive care units, and operating rooms enhance the quality of care of their patients and create better work environments and satisfaction for their employees (Epstein, 2014). These team members work cohesively together throughout the patient?s stay, enabling caretakers from various departments to communicate about the needs and progress of their patient in an ongoing fashion.
While working as a team to improve the care of their patients, team members feel empowered in their work which increases their satisfaction in what they do (Epstein, 2014). Lateral communication enables an environment where sharing ideas becomes second nature, versus downward communication that tends to stifle the creative thinking that can solve a difficult problem (Lehman, Dufrene, Walker, 2015).
Motivated employees make the best employees, and one of the best ways to motivate employees is to allow them to become an integral part of the company they work for. Team members are given more latitude for accomplishing goals, but they are given more responsibilities at the same time. The knowledge that they are responsible for doing their part to make their project succeed is a great encouragement to many. The companies that share information and provide ongoing training to their employees, allowing them to take ownership of their roles within the organization, are leaders in the business world.
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