Physician Team Strategies

Physician Team Strategies, is a national healthcare leadership development company providing consulting to multi-disciplinary teams in healthcare organizations who want to build powerful, sustainable teams that make giant leaps in their performance.

Archive for Appreciative Inquiry

Do you dread attending meetings? Do your meetings have the following characteristics:

  • Boring
  • The same individuals drive the conversation
  • Decisions are not made
  • The same topics are covered over and over again
  • Finger pointing is rampant
  • The agenda is not followed

Do you come out of the meeting drained?  I will share with you now one secret that can transform your meetings. Start your meeting on a HIGH note. Imagine what it would be like if you started the meeting with what went right and was successful during the week.  Share stories when the team’s strengths and responsibilities were in alignment. Share stories when team members went out of their way to accomplish a task.  Have team members share a story when they saw another member working in their strengths and doing a great job.  Some of these stories can be acts of kindness and compassion. Knowing that their strengths and abilities are valued and are essential to the success of the team or organization, inspires people to give their best. They will work with others so that the best in others are  brought out.

Consider asking the following questions:

  • When were we at our best this week?
  • What opportunities can we pursue?
  • How can we make a difference this week?
  • How can we collaborate and support each other this week to address specific issues?

What other questions can you think of?   Feel free to comment on this topic.  I would love to hear from you.  When you try this technique, let me know your results?