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Working in teams

Working in teams

Jelphs, Kim; Dickinson, Helen; Markiewicz, Lynn

Teamworking is represented as playing a central role in the improvement of health and social care and it is difficult to argue against something that is familiar to all of us and has such positive overtones. This book provides an introduction to partnership working. It offers practical support to those working in partnership. A key feature of recent health and social care policy landscape has been about delivering services which are designed around the needs of the service user. In practice this has meant that professionals are increasingly exhorted to work together with a range of stakeholders, across traditional boundaries in 'teams'. Teamworking is represented as playing a central role in the improvement of health and social care and it is difficult to argue against something that is familiar to all of us and has such positive overtones. However, teamworking is mentioned so often, with so many different promises that there is danger of it being seen as misguided rhetoric rather than practical reality.Although in theory working in teams sounds easy, doing it in practice within the complex systems today's practitioners are faced with is incredibly difficult, complicated and often frustrating. This accessible text introduces a range of theories, models and research to demonstrate the benefits - and pitfalls - inherent in teamworking, and provides frameworks and practical advice on how inter-agency teams may be made to function more effectively.Written by a leading team from the Health Services Management Centre, the book is also fully evidence - and research-based, whilst still being applicable to everyday practice in a wide range of settings. Illustrated throughout by real examples from practice this no-nonsense book will be ideal for students, practitioners, team leaders, managers and policy makers in health and social care. "Better Partnership Working" series - This exciting series of accessible 'how to' books provides an essential introduction to partnership working. Designed to be short and easy to use, the books offer practical support to those working in partnership and provide helpful frameworks to make sense of the complexity which partnership working entails. Summarising current policy and research in a detailed but accessible manner, each book provides practical, evidence-based recommendations invaluable for policy and practice. "Team working is essential to effectiveness in modern organisations but the challenge is finding how to implement great team working rather than merely talking about it. This book tells managers how to move from the rhetoric to the reality with clarity, practicality and inspirational guidance. It is a vital guide for leaders and managers who want to develop outstanding teams across their organisations and a wonderful resource for all practitioners." Professor Michael West, Executive Dean, Aston Business School

Book, Reproduction. English.
Published Bristol : Policy Press : [distributor] Marston Book Services Ltd : [distributor] Central Book Services : [distributor] Central Book Services : [distributor] Marston Book Services Ltd : [distributor] International Specialized Book Services, Inc (ISBS) 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Kim Jelphs, Helen Dickinson, Lynn Markiewicz
Distributor: Bristol: Policy Press; [distributor] Marston Book Services Ltd; [distributor] Central Book Services; [distributor] Central Book Services; [distributor] Marston Book Services Ltd; [distributor] International Specialized Book Services, Inc (ISBS), 2008
ISBN: 1847420338, 9781847420336
Note: Paperback.
Biography: Kim Jelphs is a Senior Fellow working at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. Her wide-ranging consultancy experiences, together with 25 years of working in the NHS holding senior clinical and managerial posts in both the acute and primary care sectors, has fashioned her enthusiasm and learning in working with and developing effective teams.Helen Dickinson is a researcher at the Health Services Management Centre, with an interest in evaluating the outcomes of health and social care partnerships. Recent research and consultancy work include producing research-based but accessible discussion papers for funders such as the Wanless Review of the funding of adult social care, the NHS Institute and the Care Services Improvement Partnership.
Physical Description: 144 p. ; 20x13 cm.
Series: Better partnership working
Subject: Interagency coordination.; Social service Teamwork.; Working in Teams.; Health care teams.; Social welfare & social services.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What is team working and why does it matter?
  3. What does research tell us?
  4. Hot topics and emerging issues
  5. Useful frameworks and concepts
  6. Recommendations for policy and practice.