Australian Health Review Australian Health Review Society
Journal of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

Characteristics of effective teams:a literature review

Sharon Michan and Sylvia Rodger

Australian Health Review 23(3) 201 - 208
Published: 2000


Effective healthcare teams often elude consistent definition because of the complexity of teamwork. Systems theory offersa dynamic view of teamwork, in which input conditions are transformed via optimum throughput processes intomaximal output. This article describes eighteen characteristics of effective teams across input conditions and teamworkprocesses, which have been identified from the literature.

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