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Application: Leadership Concept Analysis Group Paper

This week you will begin a group paper that you will develop over the next few weeks. By Day 3 of this week, you will be placed in a collaborative group and provided with a work area for your group (See the Groups area below Week 11 in the left-hand navigation bar. If you do not see your team area by the end of Day 3, contact your Instructor.)

Before you begin to work with your group, read the information below describing the paper. Then join your group, introduce yourself, and begin work on selecting a topic.

To prepare:

· Within your group, select a topic relevant to interprofessional leadership and the health care field on which to focus your group paper. The following are some potential topics for your group to consider:

o Matrix organizations

o Accountable care organizations

o Horizontal and vertical organizations

o Role conflict and ambiguity

o Employee recruitment and selection

o Interpersonal relationships in the C-suite of organizations (the relationships between the CEO, CFO, and CNO)

o Resistance to change

o Succession planning

o Whistle blowing

o “Just” culture

o Team Stepps

· When your group has selected a topic, the group facilitator will submit the topic to the Instructor for approval on the Discussion Board in the Week 5 Group Project Topic Forum.

· Conduct research on your topic using the Walden Library and other credible sources.

To complete:

As a group, write a 3- to 5 (page count does not include title and reference page) page paper that includes the following:

· Section 1: Introduction

· Section 2: Significance of the topic (based on literature that speaks to the relevancy of the concept selected in terms of interprofessional leadership)

· Section 3: Review of the literature related to the concept that the group selects (current best practices, positive or negative impact on leadership or health care organizations, etc.)

· Section 4: Application to nursing (e.g., implications or consequences for nursing leaders)

· Section 5: Conclusion

                                                          Learning Resources

Required Readings

Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2017). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

  • Chapter 19 “Organizational, Interpersonal, and Group      Communication”

Chapter 19 covers many aspects of the communication process, including group communication. As you read this chapter, focus on the stages of group development (forming, storming, norming, performing) and group dynamics (group task roles, group building and maintenance roles, problematic roles). Consider how you can apply these concepts as you engage in group work.

Adams, S. L., & Anantatmula, V. (2010). Social and behavioral influences on team process. Project Management Journal, 41(4), 89–98.

In this article, the authors report on the effects of individual behaviors on project teams and provide a model that identifies the progress of social and behavioral development. For each stage, the authors provide recommendations for managing team members.

Chun, J. S., & Choi, J. N. (2014). Members’ needs, intragroup conflict, and group performance. The Journal Of Applied Psychology, 99(3), 437–450. doi:10.1037/a0036363

This study theorizes and empirically investigates the relationships among the psychological needs of group members, intragroup conflict, and group performance.

Haynes, J., & Strickler, J. (2014). TeamSTEPPS makes strides for better communication. Nursing,44(1), 62–63. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000438725.66087.89

Teamwork and communication are the focus of this article and include the use of the TeamStepps model for Quality Improvement.

Hogg, M. A., Van Knippenberg, D., & Rast, D. E., III. (2012). Intergroup leadership in organizations: Leading across group and organizational boundaries. Academy of Management Review, 37(2), 232–255.

The authors of this article introduce a theory on intergroup leadership that is based on social theory and intergroup relations. This theory purports that intergroup performance relies on a leader’s capacity to create intergroup relational identities.

Kaufman, B. (2012). Anatomy of dysfunctional working relationships. Business Strategy Series, 13(2), 102–106.

Kaufman examines the impact of dysfunctional working relationships in an organization. She provides managers with tips that will allow them to identify early warning signs of dysfunctional behavior and to minimize its effects in the workplace.

Mind Tools. (2012). Forming, storming, norming and performing: Helping new teams perform effectively, quickly. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_86.htm

This web article discusses stages of team development and provides strategies for moving through the early stages effectively.

Mind Tools. (2009). Team charters. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMM_95.htm

This web page features helpful information about team charters. Before you begin work on the Week 7 Assignment, you may find it helpful to create a charter that can guide your group’s work together.

Ortega, A., Sánchez-Manzanares, M., Gil, F., & Rico, R. (2013). Enhancing team learning in nursing teams through beliefs about interpersonal context. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 69(1), 102–111. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05996.x

This article examines the relationship between team-level learning and performance in nursing teams, and the role of beliefs about the interpersonal context in this relationship.

Table Group. (n.d.). Retrieved July 24, 2012, from http://www.tablegroup.com/

Patrick Lencioni is recognized worldwide for his work on teams. Under the Patrick Lencioni link, download and read articles related to addressing team dysfunctions.

Optional Resources

Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2017). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

  • Chapter      16, “Socializing and Educating Staff for Team Building in a Learning      Organization”

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