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- A team is a special type of group
- Teamwork creates synergy – where the sum is greater than the parts
- Developing team working skills is essential for excellent patient care, meeting MD program objectives, and going above and beyond in life
- Teams are used for a variety of purposes
- Teams are smaller than groups, empowered to act, and members are interdependent and accountable
2. Why Teamwork?
"Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds" - SEAL Team saying
3. How Teams are Used
- To provide advice
- To suggest improvements
- To handle special issues
- To solve problems
- To facilitate change
4. Definition of a Team
A team is a special type of group in which people work interdependently to accomplish a defined common goal which requires coordinated interactions to complete specific tasks
5. Teamwork is…..
- Essential for delivering the best patient care
- The essence of two MD Program Objectives:
- Professional Development
- # 6. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively and respectfully in an inter-professional team.
- # 8. Demonstrate appropriate leadership approaches that enhance team functioning, the learning environment, and the delivery of care
- A skill that transcends everything you do in life
6. Difference Between Groups and Teams
Note: A teams is a special type of group that coordinates efforts to accomplish specific tasks