TEAM DEVELOPMENT

The group breaks into smaller groups to discuss specific issues in veterinary team communication.

When you understand what each team member drives them you will be increasing their staying power (employee retention) and career satisfaction.


Video: Exploring Your Team’s Personal Preferences

When you understand what drive each team member, you will be increasing their staying power and career satisfaction.

Personal Value-Vision-Mission Statements

Each veterinary team member is a valuable asset and brings a kaleidoscope of experiences and expertise to the table. Understanding your personal values, vision and mission allows you to better recognize how you fit into the  larger scheme.

Worksheet: SMART Goal Worksheet  = automatically downloads a Microsoft Word Document

          Worksheet: SMART Goal Worksheet  = view a PDF version

When working on projects or assignments, sometimes it is helpful to outline the process in the beginning. Use this handy worksheet to establish the Specific goal, Measure where you want to go with it (desired outcome), define who is Accountable and is it Attainable, look at it from a Realistic standpoint, and finally, what is the Time frame for completion.

Exercise: Poker Chip Game – a team exercise

Recognizing the roles that each team member plays leads to greater job satisfaction.

Article: Team+Trust+Training = Team Satisfaction, Quality Patient Care, and Profitability

Research in the healthcare setting has established that creating highly functional, highly coordinated healthcare teams results in more efficient medical care, reduced costs of delivery, improved patient outcomes, and increased workplace satisfaction.

List: Resource Books used in Rebecca’s Presentations

These nine books provide insight and fundamental information for team development. Rebecca often refers to them in her presentations.