TEAM LEADERSHIP 4
From the look of things, the team is very ineffective. Despitetheir meeting weekly to make certain decisions concerning the cancerpatients, they still do not work as a team. It has reached an extentthat patients feel none of the care givers understands them nor carefor them at all. It is also evident that no one is pleased with theresults of the team (Northouse, 2013).
There is a great problem on the internal side of the team. Theirrelationship is not good and continual dominance of power from thetwo physicians’ impacts negatively on the external side of thepatients’ service delivery as they are not given maximum attention(Huszczo, 2010).
Something must ultimately be done for this team if we are to savethe lives of the cancer children. Now that the patients are not givenmaximum attention, problem being the two physicians, I will gaincourage to face them to hear their perception. I will later call ageneral meeting with the 6 and make them come into a consensus(Northouse, 2013). I will remind them that despite theirqualification, they should consider the opinion of each other becausecombining the ideas of either side will result to concrete decision.They need to work together as a team.
Effective communication is very essential for the success of anywork. Collaboration enables the team work together more effectivelyas they will always come up with concrete decisions for a course ofaction. If only the team could practice the two, there would be nomore resentment among them. Equality in viewing each other’sopinion is essential and therefore I will use this as a tool to makethe two physicians see other health practitioners’ ideas to bevalid (Huszczo, 2010).
Northouse, P. G. (2013). Leadership: theory and practice, (6thEd.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Huszczo, G. E. (2010). Tools for team leadership: Deliveringthe X-factor in team excellence. Boston: Davies-Black.