The one word you may be surprised to hear in the healthcare industry
Teamwork makes the dream work.
– Author John C. Maxwell
Have you ever considered the impact teamwork can make within the healthcare industry?
Physicians and healthcare workers often get so distracted by their patients and busy schedules that they forget to utilize the coworkers right in front of them to achieve additional success. Also, medical providers often don’t collaborate due to the nature of their job.
Teamwork is a concept that doesn’t form organically within a healthcare setting, but intentionally creating opportunities that enable teamwork has the potential to pay off in many ways.
A recent Physicians Practice article discussed the benefits of implementing teamwork into the everyday environment of physicians.
Not only does teamwork ensure accountability and assistance, but it also steepens the learning curve and allows for higher productivity. Also, working with others can cultivate an environment that will allow for faster problem solving. With regular meetings, emails or other tools that can increase communication, this can allow for doctors to contact one another and provide an outlet for any questions or thoughts they may be tackling.
Remember that many individuals are surrounding you every day who are supplied with extensive knowledge as well as an outside perspective on an issue you may not have considered. Utilize this! Time is precious, especially during the hectic workdays. By frequently using free, underutilized resource, it can allow your practice or facility to perform efficiently and to its optimum potential.
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