Leadership Discussion Groups

Leadership Discussion Groups

LeadershipDiscussion Groups

LeadershipDiscussion Groups

Thereis need by nurses to work more collaboratively on theirinter-professional teams, more so in the increasingly complex anddynamic world of healthcare. Within the group, individuals bestowedwith unique skills and expertise work together to focus on a singlecommon goal. However, groups should become more cohesive before theyturn out to be more effective (Wolf, 2011). For this discussion, thepaper would focus on the strategies that facilitate group process, ofwhich I as a nurse have been part of.

Currently,I am involved in the mortality and morbidity committee group. Thegroup is tasked with the health care’s quality assurance protocol.We oversee the issues of discipline, and our stage as far as groupformation is concerned, is performing stage (Pope &amp Mays, 2000).The stage we are in is in progression where hard work, withoutfriction, is emphasized towards achievement of the group’s goalsand objectives (McClure, 2005). Despite our smooth running of thegroup, at the storming stage. Numerous conflicts between teamleaders, failure to push boundaries, and accept each other’sdifferences were experienced. The progression between stages went onsmoothly despite slight challenges of authority within the group.

Oneof our group members fell into the problematic role of being anaggressor. As the leader, I acted swiftly in an attempt to calm downher aggression due to increase in work load. To address the group’sproblematic roles and facilitate the group’s process, thestrategies I employed include quality leadership within the group. Asthe group leader, I would ensure that I put emphasis on the group’svision and their gradual process to test redefine, and build a senseof ownership in every individual (American Counseling Association,2008). Additionally, I would take advantage of the group’stechniques of facilitating activities in the group.

References

AmericanCounseling Association. (2008). Groupmicroskills: Culture-centered group process and strategies.Hanover, Mass: Microtraining Associates, Inc.

McClure,B. A. (2005). Puttinga new spin on groups: The science of chaos.Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Pope,C., &amp Mays, N. (2000). Qualitativeresearch in health care.London: BMJ Books.

Wolf,J. A. (2011). Organizationdevelopment in healthcare: Conversations on research and strategies.Bingley: Emerald Group.