Week 5 Discussion 1: Collaboration and Teamwork

Value: 100 points

Due: In an effort to facilitate scholarly discourse, create your initial post by Day 3 and reply to at least two of your classmates, on two separate days, by Day 7.

Grading Category: Discussions

Note: In this type of discussion, you will not see the responses of your classmates until after you have posted your own response to the question below.

Initial Post

In 450–500 words, address the following prompts:

  • Provide an example of an effective group or team at your place of work. This is not general employed staff working together performing expected duties, but a specifically designated group/team/committee with a set agenda and focus. Examples might be a Patient Education Committee, Policy and Procedure Committee, Falls Committee, Accreditation Workgroup, etc.
  • Identify the membership, mission, and goals of the group.
  • How does nursing leadership promote effective communication and interpersonal collaboration within this group?


Reply to at least two of your classmates. In your reply posts, in a well-developed paragraph (300–350 words to each peer), provide scholarly support to provide alternative communication strategies.

Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded. The described expectations meet the passing level of 80%. Students are directed to review the Discussion Grading Rubric for criteria which exceed expectations.

Posting to the Discussion Forum

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