Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What enables effective team performance in the human services?

Erica G. Foldy, NYU Assistant Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management, discusses how to enable teams of social workers to be more effective.

Video lasts 4:03.

I wonder if this information is applicable to Substance abuse treatment teams and Substance abuse prevention teams.

What made a difference for effective team functioning?

1. Clear direction, purpose, and mission.
2. Clear membership of the team - Who's in and who's out.
3. Effective team leader
4. Support for team activities from superiors
5. Team's capacity for reflection on their own experience.

I wonder if we could do a better job at GCASA on the development and management of work teams?

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