Ritical Thinking and Interdisciplinary Teams discussions

Assignment 5



Please use the grading rubric to create an outline of your assignment. Each section of the rubric should be a section of your final paper and could become the headings. Your assignment will be graded based on each element of the rubric. Compare each section of your paper with the rubric to ensure all elements are covered. Then, include an introduction and conclusion to tie the paper together. If you have any questions regarding the assignment please contact your instructor using the Course Help forum.

Refer to Tactics 7-3 on page 169 of your text: Team Thinking Assessment and select a team of which you are a member. Think about the function of that team, its purpose, the way it operates, and the ways in which its members participate.

Compare the functioning of your team to Figure 7-1 on page 167 of your text: Continuum of Thinking in Teams and see where on the Utilitarian-Cognitive Continuum your team fits.

Use Box 7-3 on page 170 of your text: Team Thinking Inventory and assess the team.

Use Box 7-2 on page 169 of your text: Eight Team Thinking Roles Identified by Bensimon and Neumann and compare the behaviors demonstrated by team members with the roles listed.

In a 2-3 paper in APA format, use your critical thinking skill of discriminating:
a ¦Identify differences and similarities between individual thinking and team thinking.
a ¦Describe what steps you would take to improve the work of this team if you were the teamas leader

BOX 7-1 Sengeas View: Systems Thinking Is . . .

a? A discipline of seeing wholes, seeing interrelationships rather than things,
seeing patterns of change versus static snapshots.
a? Recognizing that members are part of that pattern, not separate from the
patterns.
a? Seeing relationships versus linear cause-and-effect chains of actions.
a? The ability to avoid merely shifting problems around and making todayas
solutions tomorrowas problems.
a? Recognizing that our basic skills in systems thinking are underdeveloped or
repressed by formal education in linear thinking. Reality is made up of cir-
cles, but we tend to see only straight lines that limit our systems thinking.
a? A process that requires more dialogue than discussion, interactions of the
mind as opposed to simply sharing information..


BOX 7-2 Eight Team Thinking Roles Identified by Bensimon
and Neumann

1. The definer (voices and creates the teamas reality)
2. The analyst (assesses all the parts of the issue)
3. The interpreter (provides insight on how outcomes might be perceived)
4. The critic (redefines, reanalyzes, and reinterprets)
5. The synthesizer (elicits all thinking perspectives and helps provide linkages
for solutions)
6. The disparity monitor (assesses how outcomes are perceived)
7. The task monitor (removes obstacles to team thinking and facilitates the
teamwork)
8. The emotional monitor (addresses the human, personal, and emotional
aspects of team thinking during the thinking process)


-BOX 7-3 Team Thinking Inventory

1. What strategies are used to help team members think about the big pic-
ture as well as the parts?
2. What strategies are used to help team members see the situation from dif-
ferent perspectives?
3. What strategies are used to help team members see their biases and
assumptions?
4. What strategies help team members think about patterns and interrelation-
ships of issues and parts of problems?
5. What strategies are used to help team members think beyond cause and
effect consequences?
6. Does the thinking that occurs in the team resemble simple sharing of infor-
mation or discussion/dialogue? Why? How can you move in the direction
of discussion/dialogue?
7. What is done to encourage team members to share their thinking or feel
comfortable enough to talk about it?
8. How is conflict managed in the team to promote thinking instead of dis-
couraging it?
9. What other sources of gratification are available for team members to social-
ize, obtain recognition, and interact, besides interdisciplinary team work?
10. How were the interdisciplinary team members prepared for their think-
ing roles?
11. How does the team deal with ambiguity? How long can they tolerate not
having a solution?
12. How does the team examine its own thinking processes (e.g., how it works,
not what it is doing and who is doing it)?

Ritical Thinking and Interdisciplinary Teams discussions

please answer thr following 3 questions seperatly

Discussion Question One:

Does your work setting foster inter-disciplinary teamwork? Explain

Discussion Question Two
Respond to the authorsa suggestion that a?When individuals in the same or different disciplines communicate, conflict is inevitable. Oneas inability to handle conflict can hinder CT and IDT work. Conflict creates anxiety, which prevents higher order thinking. The secret is not to try to eliminate conflict, but to use conflict to improve the effectiveness of teams. Strategies for improving your ability to use conflict constructively depend on confidence in your reasoning, flexibility, and intellectual integrity.a?

Discussion Question Three:

How do nurse practitioners and clinical nurse leaders fit into the concept of interdisciplinary care?