Teamwork is the key. If I’d been aware, I would have marveled at the paramedic’s speedy teamwork, applauded the ER’s teamwork and praised the operating doctors teamwork.
Because I was a participating product of the physical therapists, occupational therapists, psycho therapists and speech therapists’ teamwork, I, at different times, had each of those reactions, plus one. Sometimes I marveled, sometimes I applauded, sometimes I praised and sometimes I, in complete frustration, cursed the therapists’ teamwork.
Teamwork and Leadership
Like any other hospital, Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center is a business. One of their products is people who are achieving progress on the rehab road. Creating this product requires teamwork, which is helped along by good leadership.
A main goal of good leadership is to build and maintain a team that is able to achieve the objective. Achieving the objective, producing the desired product,requires teamwork.
Teams can achieve more than any single person, so building and maintaining the team, through consistent encouragement and motivation is a must. This is why a good leader can prove essential.
Another must do task is to develop individual staff members within the company/hospital. To do this, lead by example. Develop a success oriented rehab floor where staff members help each other and patients to eliminate excuses and anticipate success, no matter how many tries it takes. (Winners Don’t Quit!)
One of the first things exhibited by leadership is the willingness to put the needs of the team first. A good leader’s highest goal is to make the company, or team, a success.
Achieving the objective comes first. This is not something you, or anyone, can do alone, which means you will have to work with others to accomplish it.
Building and maintaining the team is essential if you want to accomplish something that is bigger than you. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, says Teamwork is “work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole.”
Teamwork Creates Winners
A team player, one efficient at teamwork, is set up to be a winner. A winner is someone who knows:
- THERE CAN BE MORE THAN ONE WINNER. IT’S A WIN-WIN. WINNERS LIVE IN COOPERATION NOT COMPETITION. (Teamwork.)
- WINNERS KNOW IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THEM. (Teamwork.)
- WINNERS CARE ABOUT OTHERS. (Teamwork.)
- WINNERS KNOW HOW TO LOVE AND BE LOVED. (Teamwork.)
- WINNERS TREAT OTHERS LIKE THEY’RE WINNERS, TOO. (Teamwork.)
- MOST OF ALL,
WINNERS ARE WINNERS BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF A TEAM, AND BECAUSE THEIR TEAM KNOWS THAT
WINNERS Don’t Quit, Winners DON’T Quit, Winners Don’t QUIT!