NURS 6053 Response to discussion board

NURS 6053 Response to discussion board

NURS 6053 Response to discussion board

NURS 6053 Week Discussion

The tasks for the demands of healthcare require teams working to reach a common goal. The focus is to succeed, but in order to be in a good position for success, the team must be cohesive and form a cohesive unit. Group-building consists of members who play individual roles contributing differently to the group according to their unique identity, behavioral style, and motivation (Adams & Anantatmula, 2010).

Professional leaders often conduct sessions for teamwork efforts and must be able to navigate the members through the stages of group formation and manage any disruptions from individual roles which could hinder the group’s maturity and productivity (Marquis & Huston, 2017).

Group Formation

I was appointed to serve on a committee project made up of active nurses who are planning an annual celebration to honor the hospital’s retired nurses.There are 15 active nurses in the group. There were five nursing administrators, all from different nursing departments. We were able to go through all the stages of group building, including forming, storming, normalizing, and performing, but it wasn’t easy. Fortunately, we had a successful retiree event and maintained it for the third year in a row. NURS 6053 Response to discussion board

Unfortunately, the next organizing committee was not very successful. Sadly, after a significant depletion of energy from the group, the pensioner’s celebration was narrowed down to annual flower deliveries.They had other commitments, were no longer in the organization, or became indifferent. There were quite a few non-returning group members.New members volunteered to work with the remaining members for next year’s celebration. I have been a member of both groups and witnessed their successes and failures. NURS 6053 Response to discussion board

The success of the Second Committee was hampered by the stagnation of group formation during the standardization phase. Thanks to the group’s exciting purpose, the first stage of formation was a breeze. Excitement and humor naturally lead to politeness, and people are willing to set expectations and seek direction (Adams & Anantatmula, 2010). Then came the second phase, when people began to establish identities, engage in positive competition, earn trust, disagree, and communicate more openly, the storm blew up.

This was a good place. This is because open communication facilitates a better understanding of other people’s interpersonal orientations (Chun & Choi, 2014). The problem occurred during the normalization stage. This phase was difficult and presented many challenges as no rules could be established and no consensus was reached on future plans (Marquis & Huston, 2017). NURS 6053 Response to discussion board

Typical Group Role(s)

In the group, I perform the group role task of the information giver and the group building role of the harmonizer. I feel these two roles complement each other. A mediator can facilitate interaction between group members and encourage them to share ideas and construct new understandings (Frykedal & Rosander, 2015). The information giver offers opinions on what the group’s view of pertinent values should be, and the harmonizer mediates, harmonizes, and resolves conflict (Marquis & Huston, 2017). I mediate and harmonize to keep people focused on the mission.

Facilitating Group Process and Managing Challenging Roles

As a leader, I would interpret the mood of the group and intervene assertively to divert the focus back onto the mission and become a role model to display expected group behavior (Kaufman, 2012). It would be my responsibility to foster an environment in which everyone knows their responsibility for contributing input to reach a solution. NURS 6053 Response to discussion board

The group did not have any disruptive members as everyone was respectful and mindful of each other and without relationship conflict. Members contributed and heard one another out. The problem was task conflict which is member disagreement over opinions, viewpoints, and judgments about the task (Manata, 2016). NURS 6053 Response to discussion board

NURS 6053 Response to discussion board Conclusion

Group work is difficult but can be successful with proper communication, role development, and complete progression through the stages of group formation. It is worth the effort for success.


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NURS 6053 Response to discussion board