Communication, Building And Managing Teams
Use at least 2 references to support your response. Your responses should be supported with references beyond the textbook (see grading rubric). Focus on the quality of your post not the quantity. Please follow the rules of courtesy: do not be rude or offend anyone.
Read any original thread (Question), this is a part of the discussion/interaction and learning environment on Bb. Reading other students’ posts and responding is a learning format, you are expected to participate fully in the discussions.
All posts are to adhere to APA format (7th edition). However, Do Not include a title page or abstract in the post.
The summary shall reflect a scholarly effort, proper grammar, coherence, and spelling, and accurately use APA 7th edition format. References should be published within the past 5-10 years and at least 2 references are beyond the Marquis and Huston textbook.
Discussion Board (DB) Grading Matrix
1 . Initial Post
|Absent to poor
(69 and below)
|Initial response to questions with at least 2 references
(current professional literature found in professional nursing & other professional journals and if a website site is used it has to be a professional nursing organization/association), related, organized and relevant to topic. NO BLOGS! Adheres to APA format consistently and accurately throughout the post. Adheres to the 250 words or more.
|Does not post or posts after required date for response or response not relevant or related to topic. Six or more APA format errors. Only wrote 150 words or less.
|Initial response without references or
Does not use professional literature or is disorganized with many grammatical errors. Used only website or textbook. Four-five APA format errors. Wrote less than 180 words but more than 150 words.
|Initial response with 1 reference related to and relevant to topic (current professional literature found in professional nursing & other professional journals and if a website site is used it has to be a professional nursing organization/association). Not completely organized, relevant to topic but minimal grammatical errors. Two-three APA format errors. Wrote 180 to 200 words.
|Initial post with at least 2 references (current professional literature found in professional nursing & other professional journals and if a website site is used it has to be a professional nursing organization/association). Post should be organized, with proper grammar and relevant to topic. Adheres to APA format consistently and accurately (only one) APA format errors throughout the post. Wrote 200 to 250 words.
Please follow APA format for the reference list, paraphrasing, and quoting (do not include a title page). Your initial response should be at least 250 words.
Discussion Team Building
You are the evening charge nurse of a medical unit. The staff on your unit has voiced displeasure in how requests for days off are handled. Your manager has given you the task of forming a committee and reviewing the present policy regarding requests for days off on the unit. On your committee are four licensed practical nurses (LPNs), three certified nursing assistants, and five registered nurses (RNs). All shifts are represented. There are three men among the group members, and there is a broad range of ethnic and cultural groups.
Tomorrow will be your fourth meeting, and you are becoming a bit frustrated because the meetings do not seem to be accomplishing much to reach the objective that the group was charged with; developing a fair method of handling special requested days off that are not part of the normal rotation.
On your first meeting, you spent time getting to know group members and identified the objective. Various committee members contacted other hospitals, and others did a literature search to determine how other institutions handled this matter. During the second meeting, this material was reviewed by all members. At the last meeting, the group was very contentious. In fact, several raised their voices. Others sat quietly, and some seemed to pout. Only the three men could agree on anything. One LPN thought that the RNs were overly represented. One RN thought that the policy for day-off requests should be separated into three different policies—one for each classification.
You are not sure how to bring this team together or what, if any, action you should take.
Review chapter 19 about how groups work.
Write a one-page essay (250 words) on what is happening in the group and answer the following questions.
Should you add members to the committee?
Does your group have too many task members and not enough team-building members?
What could be some strategies you could use that would perhaps bring the team together?
Use at least two sources from the literature to support your answer.