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Maximizing Team Performance through the Framework of Relational Coordination

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Everywhere you look in academic medicine today major initiatives are underway that require fundamental changes in the way people work together. In the past, faculty and staff were rewarded for independent and autonomous accomplishment but today, leaders in academic medicine recognize that effective teamwork is more than a group of individuals skillfully carrying out their assigned tasks. Real teamwork requires interdependence: the ability of team members to develop a systems perspective, to understand how their respective work processes intersect, and to be responsive to each other’s changing needs and circumstances. What’s more, they need to be able to do this in real time, under conditions of performance pressure and uncertainty.

Relational Coordination (RC) represents a body of research demonstrating that teams or organizations who work interdependently achieve higher quality, work more efficiently, better satisfy their customers/patients, and enjoy greater satisfaction. In this two-part virtual workshop, you will participate in interactive activities to learn specific approaches for increasing Relational Coordination. Through the application of these strategies, teams who appear to be competing for organizational resources can be realigned to recognize shared goals, shared knowledge, and mutual respect and, in turn, achieve better performance and satisfaction.

Learn more about Relational Coordination in this article.

Who Should Attend?

This unique virtual learning experience is ideal for all organizational or team leaders who wants to take team performance to a higher level.

Upcoming Virtual Workshops

Maximizing Team Performance through the Framework of Relational Coordination is a highly interactive experience, delivered in two 90-minute sessions. It is being offered three different times on the following dates at 1:00-2:30pm EST / 10:00-11:30am PST:

  • Feb. 2, 2021 and Feb. 4, 2021
  • Apr. 20, 2021 and Apr. 22, 2021
  • June 1, 2021 and June 3, 2021

Registration & Fees

The registration fee is $375 and covers participation in this two-part virtual workshop. It does not include the optional CME fee. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect in achieving higher team performance and satisfaction
  • Describe the factors that enable individuals or workgroups to effectively coordinate their work 
  • Identify specific approaches for improving the outcome and impact of cross-functional, inter-professional, and inter-disciplinary teamwork
  • Apply the RC framework and related tools to a specific situation you are facing in the workplace.

Questions: Email learningandleadershipdevelopment@aamc.org

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