Best Ways to Deal with Dysfunctional Teams

April 18, 2014

Best Ways to Deal with Dysfunctional Teams

Promoting effective team work is one of many areas of responsibility which fall under your professional duty and facing a dysfunctional team can make it difficult. There are several ways to promote an effective inter-personal team. You need to display legislation, regulation, inspection, and organisational requirements by reviewing the systems, procedures, and practices for the inter-professional team with regards to working and decision-making. You must let it appear that you and the inter-professional team are setting frameworks and forums to support inter-professional decision-making in place, people involved in the decision-making process are identified, and the common and shared competences of the professions involved in the team has distinctive contributions of which should be identified, understood, recognized and respected, which is a part of performance guidelines.

Defining the relationships with other professionals working with the same person or family is another necessary component of being a leader. You must establish systems within the team to identify and support the appropriate lead professional is a must. There should be professional boundaries, issues, and attempts to resolve conflicts when working and making decisions within the inter-professional teams to resolve professional, ethical, and other dilemmas proactively while working with the team. Identifying strengths and areas that need improvement is done through reflecting on your own contributions working with the inter-professional team.

Identifying and recognizing areas that contribute positively to the company and positive outcomes for people and any improvements can be made by monitoring and reviewing the inter-professional working and decision-making’s effectiveness.

Ensuring Effective Relationships

As a leader it is imperative that you secure effective relationships. Your care and concern for your employees should be the foundation from which you help them create and cultivate said relationships. An aspect of this is supervising each team member professionally to classify and make suitable arrangements with them. The responsibilities for managing such as resources, operational decisions, operational supervision, and workloads should have boundaries between the team manager and the line manager.

Another component is making sure that the team manager and external professional supervisors have regular and productive contact. Professional, ethical, boundaries, issues, conflicts, including other dilemmas should be resolved by the team proactively when supervision is undertaken by another professional. The supervision by other professionals should be effective by monitoring and reviewing it.

Promoting Contributions from Team Members

When you are in a position of authority it is important that you respect your duty of care. Part of that is ensuring that your employees are able to work as a team. In management it is important to make the team members contribute to the best of their abilities for the sake of the company. Maximising choice, independence, inclusion and control over the lives of the people should be securely committed within the team to give them an outcome. The team should provide constructive feedback, should be driven through the difficulties and challenges successfully, should achieve its objectives through involving the members of the team in the planning of it, and ensuring that the members will contribute to achievement of the team’s objectives by having personal work objectives and understanding them of said objectives.

As a leader you must give a fair workload to your employees in order to ensure high performance and quality which promotes a climate of shared responsibility. Sharing of up-to-date information and professional knowledge for professional development purposes is done by working with the team. Resolving professional, ethical, boundaries, issues, conflicts, and other dilemmas are possible by working with the team proactively. Identifying useful people to include such as other professionals, supporting the team’s aims, objectives, and outcomes through creativity and innovation, which includes implementing the needed improvements will render the inter-professional working aspect of the company more effective. During this aspect of leadership monitoring and reviewing is required. The inter-professional team that works and makes recommendation about future practice should be based on being in a position of leadership of your care facility wherein the processes, procedures, and evidence-based outcomes are recorded and reported.