Discuss barriers to effective communication

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Discuss barriers to effective communication
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Discuss barriers to effective communication

Discuss barriers to effective communication

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Part 1 (assessment)

  1. Discuss the barriers to effective communication and discuss why effective communication is important in organizations.
  2. Differentiate between two types of teams discussed in your reading. Provide a scenario in which each type of team would be formed.
  3. Compare and contrast teams, formal groups, and informal groups.
  4. Complete the case study, “Using Teams to Achieve Millennium Development Goals,” on page 154 of the textbook

Discuss the barriers to effective communication and discuss why effective communication is important in organizations.

The barriers to effective communication include “negative or ambiguous relationships, poor credibility, conflicting belief systems, conflicting interests, and communication mismatches” (Burns, Bradley & Weiner, 2012, p. 168).  In particular, communication becomes ineffective if there is no existing relationship between the message sender and the message receiver.  As a simple example, a person is more likely to follow the advice of his or her mother than that of a stranger just because he or she has a relationship with….

Differentiate between two types of teams discussed in your reading. Provide a scenario in which each type of team would be formed.

Two types of teams are the work teams and the project teams (Burns, Bradley & Weiner, 2012).  Work teams are permanent in nature as their tasks are ongoing.  In particular, the tasks of work teams include the production of goods or the provision of services.  In contrast, a project team is a temporary.  It is dissolved after the team’s purpose or goal….

Compare and contrast teams, formal groups, and informal groups

A group is made up of two or more persons whose interactions with each other enable them to influence one another (Burns, Bradley & Weiner, 2012). On the other hand, a team is made up of several persons with interdependent tasks.  While a group may be formed for no particular purpose, a team is usually formed in…

Complete the case study, “Using Teams to Achieve Millennium Development Goals,” on page 154 of the textbook

a) One feature of the teams in this case is frequent turnover among team members. How might turnover among team members affect team performance What approaches can team leaders take to minimize potential negative impacts of turnover and gain advantages, if any? 

Turnovers can negatively affect the morale of the team members as these will make them think that there must be something wrong with the organization, that’s why their colleagues are leaving.  Similarly…..

b) Consumers or patients are sometimes involved in quality improvement teams, but in this role, they may feel that their voices are unimportant, or that their participation is symbolic rather than substantive. Do you think that consumers should be involved in the improvement teams in this case? Why or why not? If consumes are how can team leaders and members most effectively utilize their knowledge and insights? 

Yes, consumers or patients should be involved in healthcare quality improvement teams because they are the customers of healthcare services and as such, they are the ones who will either benefit or suffer….

c) Even when team improvement efforts achieve change, the sustainability of change remains a pervasive challenge. In fact, sustainability of the teams themselves may be problematic. What are the particular obstacles to sustaining the improvements achieved by teams in this case? Similarly, what factors might lead to the dissolution of the improvement teams over time? As a team leader, what strategies might be used to sustain change and to uphold the vitality of the team over time?

Some of the obstacles to sustaining improvements include the perception that the change made is a temporary endeavor instead of an ongoing initiative (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, n.d.).  Another obstacle is if the…

Discuss barriers to effective communication