How to Be a Team Player
Steve Berman | NursingLink
2. Lead by example.
Teamwork is about self-sacrifice that leads to the greater good of the overall unit. Only when this is achieved will things get easier for everyone on the entire team. By taking on extra shifts, unpopular duties, and more difficult patients, you’re showing a willingness to put your teammates above yourself. That type of attitude is likely to convince others to follow your lead … as long as you aren’t tooting your own horn too much.
3. Lay off on the stubbornness.
Sometimes you need to pick your battles. If it’s a matter of patient safety, then stick to your guns if you know someone is doing something incorrectly. But with the myriad of duties nurses handle, and a large group of unique individuals handling the same tasks, people aren’t going to do things the same way.