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Contributions of team climate in the study of interprofessional collaboration: a conceptual analysis

Bailey, Christopher; Agreli, Heloise F.; Peduzzi, Marina

Authors

Christopher Bailey christopher.bailey@nottingham.ac.uk

Heloise F. Agreli

Marina Peduzzi



Abstract

The concept of team climate is widely used to understand and evaluate working environments. It shares some important features with Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC). The four-factor theory of climate for work group innovation, which underpins team climate, could provide a better basis for understanding both teamwork and IPC. This article examines in detail the common ground between team climate and IPC, and assesses the relevance of team climate as a theoretical approach to understanding IPC. There are important potential areas of overlap between team climate and IPC that we have grouped under four headings: (1) interaction and communication between team members; (2) common objectives around which collective work is organised; (3) responsibility for performing work to a high standard; and (4) promoting innovation in working practices. These overlapping areas suggest common characteristics that could provide elements of a framework for considering the contribution of team climate to
collaborative working, both from a conceptual perspective and, potentially, in operational terms as, for example, a diagnostic tool.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Interprofessional Care
Print ISSN 1356-1820
Electronic ISSN 1469-9567
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 6
APA6 Citation Bailey, C., Agreli, H. F., & Peduzzi, M. (in press). Contributions of team climate in the study of interprofessional collaboration: a conceptual analysis. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(6), doi:10.1080/13561820.2017.1351425
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2017.1351425
Keywords Interprofessional collaboration; Professional practice Conceptual analysis; Team climate
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13561820.2017.1351425
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Interprofessional Care on 06/09/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/13561820.2017.1351425

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