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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149075
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Effective Teams from Diverse Backgrounds
Abstract:
Building Effective Teams from Diverse Backgrounds
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Meyer, Cleda L., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Baker University School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Background: The contribution of diversity in student teams provides a broad perspective, beneficial for successful student change projects. Even though the student role provides commonality; the potential for varied ethnicity, rural vs. urban backgrounds, religious heritage, and socio-economic status provides diversity in the classroom setting. Incorporating the principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI) facilitates development of effective student teams from diverse backgrounds. This strategy enables students to contribute their unique perspective to the team resulting in a wide variety of change projects. Examples of recent CQI projects include: promoting a nursing career with elementary students; addressing victimization in a correctional facility; increasing breast cancer awareness in a rural community; and developing Spanish language menus in an urban hospital. Method: For the change project, students select representatives to contact key people that will be involved in the change process. They gather data to support the need for the change. The team selects a logo, develops a mission statement, timeline, team rules, strategies for stress relief, and tracks progress by keeping minutes of team meetings in team notebooks. An underlying principle of CQI, to find long-term solutions for verified problems, requires a review of nursing literature before initiating the change. Data analysis facilitates evaluation of the outcome. A final poster presentation allows the CQI teams to share their projects with classmates and invited guests. Classroom strategies employed to build effective teams include participation in team activities to evaluate communication, negotiation techniques, and using short scenarios to display positive and negative team actions. Evaluation: Self-evaluation is obtained by requiring a short paper describing individual learning related to teamwork and the expected application to their nursing career. Anecdotal comments from these papers provide support for the value of using CQI principles in building effective teams from diverse backgrounds.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Effective Teams from Diverse Backgroundsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149075-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building Effective Teams from Diverse Backgrounds</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Meyer, Cleda L., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Baker University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cleda.meyer@bakeru.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: The contribution of diversity in student teams provides a broad perspective, beneficial for successful student change projects. Even though the student role provides commonality; the potential for varied ethnicity, rural vs. urban backgrounds, religious heritage, and socio-economic status provides diversity in the classroom setting. Incorporating the principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI) facilitates development of effective student teams from diverse backgrounds. This strategy enables students to contribute their unique perspective to the team resulting in a wide variety of change projects. Examples of recent CQI projects include: promoting a nursing career with elementary students; addressing victimization in a correctional facility; increasing breast cancer awareness in a rural community; and developing Spanish language menus in an urban hospital. Method: For the change project, students select representatives to contact key people that will be involved in the change process. They gather data to support the need for the change. The team selects a logo, develops a mission statement, timeline, team rules, strategies for stress relief, and tracks progress by keeping minutes of team meetings in team notebooks. An underlying principle of CQI, to find long-term solutions for verified problems, requires a review of nursing literature before initiating the change. Data analysis facilitates evaluation of the outcome. A final poster presentation allows the CQI teams to share their projects with classmates and invited guests. Classroom strategies employed to build effective teams include participation in team activities to evaluate communication, negotiation techniques, and using short scenarios to display positive and negative team actions. Evaluation: Self-evaluation is obtained by requiring a short paper describing individual learning related to teamwork and the expected application to their nursing career. Anecdotal comments from these papers provide support for the value of using CQI principles in building effective teams from diverse backgrounds.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:55:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:55:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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