Archives for June 28th, 2000

CREATING EFFECTIVE TEAMS

Book News, PublicNet: 28 June, 2000

Wheelan S ADescribes how work groups become teams. Explores how teams in organizations need to be supported through creating expectations of success, setting clear expectations, valuing quality and service, attention to detail and valuing team recommendation and rewarding team performance. Presents four stages of team development: dependence and inclusion, counterdependence and fight, trust and structure and work and productivity. Encourages the process of goal, role and task clarification, the adoption of an open communication structure where all members’ input and feedback are heard, promotes effective problem-solving and decision-making procedures. Advocates the use of conflict management strategies and the role of the leader in facilitating group goal achievement. Challenges the domination of the myth of the charismatic team leader and focuses on some of the core activities of leading teams through the different stages of team development. Shows how the stages of team development can be managed. Constitutes a book that both managers and team members will use.

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UNIQUE SEMINARS AID MODERNISATION

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 June, 2000

One of the first training events of its kind has been held to aid both Ministers and top civil servants grapple with joined-up thinking.The Government’s Centre for Management and Policy Studies (CMPS) ran the seminar, ‘Joined-up solutions to policy development’, to give a unique opportunity to share experiences and openly discuss the link between policy development and service delivery.

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NHS INSPECTION ROLLS OUT

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 June, 2000

The Commission for Health Improvement has begun its programme of regular hospital inspections.The watchdog, set up to help the NHS drive up standards of patient care, is visiting trusts in Southampton, Chesterfield, Bangor, in north west Wales, and Sunderland over the next few weeks.

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