Contributions of team climate in the study of interprofessional collaboration: a conceptual analysis

Bailey, Christopher and Agreli, Heloise F. and Peduzzi, Marina (2017) Contributions of team climate in the study of interprofessional collaboration: a conceptual analysis. Journal of Interprofessional Care . ISSN 1469-9567

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Abstract

The concept of team climate is widely used to understand and evaluate working environments. It shares some important features with Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC). The four-factor theory of climate for work group innovation, which underpins team climate, could provide a better basis for understanding both teamwork and IPC. This article examines in detail the common ground between team climate and IPC, and assesses the relevance of team climate as a theoretical approach to understanding IPC. There are important potential areas of overlap between team climate and IPC that we have grouped under four headings: (1) interaction and communication between team members; (2) common objectives around which collective work is organised; (3) responsibility for performing work to a high standard; and (4) promoting innovation in working practices. These overlapping areas suggest common characteristics that could provide elements of a framework for considering the contribution of team climate to

collaborative working, both from a conceptual perspective and, potentially, in operational terms as, for example, a diagnostic tool.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Interprofessional Care on 06/09/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13561820.2017.1351425
Keywords: Interprofessional collaboration; Professional practice Conceptual analysis; Team climate
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: 10.1080/13561820.2017.1351425
Depositing User: Roe, Jonathan
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 14:42
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 17:05
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44951

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