Essay on Team Work

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Tuckman's Theory is based on team development and change, identifying four stages that groups will go through to develop a team. That the timescale in which teams move through the stages will vary and outside influences will affect the development process either positively or negatively. Tuckman believed that teams would become effective if all its members were committed to progressing to the next stage.

Forming is the stage of team development where individuals identify their roles and begin to form bonds of trust.

Storming is the phase of conflict and confrontation between team members which must be addressed and resolved.

Norming is when members have clearly identified their roles and responsibilities and unite with focus on the common goal.

Preforming is when team relationships have developed with all members working effectively to achieve their shared goal.

My team is at the preforming stage as there is a mutual respect and a level of trust between all members, all sharing the goal of providing an excellent service. With good communication, flexibility and commitment and all members fulfilling their roles and knowing each other’s strengths we are able to be a dynamic and responsive team.
Outreach is a one to one service that requires the react to mutual changes to our daily activities. We give service users the choice of their daily activities and aim to provide them with that opportunity. This means arriving at different locations at different times with a limited number of vehicles for transportation.
Our team is able to respond to changes without negatively impacting on our service users. With good communication and utilizing the strengths of team members we adapt new strategies quickly.

Collaborative practice is the process of communicating, sharing and problem solving between all agencies involved in the care of an individual, this pattern of practice also implies a shared responsibility and accountability for protecting the service user.
Collaborative practice is essential to meeting all the needs of the service user receiving care. Agencies communicating and sharing their areas of expertise will establish a common understanding of the service users’ needs and a strategy to meet them. The growth of a shared knowledge base leads to…