It’s summertime and that means baseball and apple pie. And if you’re thinking that baseball has nothing to do with managing a great team of RNs, you’d be wrong. There are plenty of coaching techniques that can help you build an awesome RN team. You rely on your team of superstar nurses, so use some management techniques that can get down to their skill and confidence and manage a great team. Here are some tips to get you started.
Assist with personal development.
Every person on your team will have different long term goals. It is up to you to help direct your staff to the resources they need to become better people on and off the floor. If you assist them with their personal development, it will be easy for them to trust you in their professional capacity.
Encourage positive contributions.
Far too often, management focuses on corrective actions and problems. Instead, try to focus on the positive contributions. This reinforcement will help reduce or even eliminate reoccurring problems because your employee will feel encouraged rather than punished.
Teach them to work together.
Your unit needs to work as a cohesive team. If they do not, the care for your patients will be what suffers the most. Your job as their manager is to coach them in such a way that teamwork becomes second nature. How can they better serve the people who need them the most on your floor?
There is nothing quite like the feeling of victory. And when it comes to baseball, the outcome is pretty obvious. You win a game, you celebrate. There might be a ticker tape parade or award ceremony. For your RNs, these victories may come in small packages, but it is up to you to recognize them each and every time.
Your nursing team isn’t exactly a baseball organization, but with a few of these tips and tricks that can be used to motivate any group of star performers, you can encourage strong productivity and teamwork.
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