Understand the features of effective team performance within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
Explain what is meant by effective team performance and what challenges may be experienced by developing teams and established teams. Explain how these may be overcome. O1.1, O1.2, O1.3, O1.4
An effective team is a team that can work well together they have developed and share the same goal and they are working towards a common aim. A team needs to have competent team members, they need to be able to work well together, communicate well and clearly understand their roles within the team and how it impacts on the effectiveness of the other team members and the overall team effort. A team needs to have clear agreed measurable goals that they are all working towards, they need to understand the why, how and the importance of the goals they are working towards. They need to know and understand each other’s strengths and weakness to enable them all to best utilize each other’s skills. They need to be able to trust and rely on each other there needs to be a common aim towards continuing improvement learning and commitment. They need to have a strong support network. Teams need strong team players to perform well. Teams need people who speak up and express their thoughts and ideas clearly, directly, honestly, and with respect for others and for the work of the team. That 's what it means to communicate constructively. Such a team member does not shy away from making a point but makes it in the best way possible — in a positive, confident, and respectful manner.
Good listeners are essential for teams to function effectively. Teams need team players who can absorb, understand, and consider ideas and points of view from other people without debating and arguing every point. Such a team member also can receive criticism without
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