Instructions

Preparation

To successfully prepare for this assessment, you will need to conduct independent research on team best practices in a health care setting. In addition, you will want to conduct independent research into evidence-based strategies for improving team and individual performance:

  • Ensure that your research examines current resources available through peer-reviewed articles and professional and government websites. These research guides can help you identify scholarly and authoritative sources:
  • Seek out free writing workshops and other resources available through the Capella Writing Center. The Writing Center’s workshops address such topics as: correct APA usage, paper organization, synthesis of material, and so on.
    • Note: Remember that this keystone course will help determine whether you are ready to proceed with your doctoral project. You will want to do everything you can to ensure that your critical thinking, research, and writing skills are at the doctoral level.

Instructions

Note: The assessments in this course must be completed in the order presented; subsequent assessments should be built on both your earlier work and your instructor’s feedback on earlier assessments. If you choose to submit assessments prematurely, without considering and integrating your instructor’s feedback, your assessment may be returned ungraded, resulting in your loss of an assessment attempt.

Include the following headings in your paper and be sure to address the bullets underneath each heading.

Introduction
  • In brief, what is your project about and why does it matter?
  • Who are the key stakeholders at your practicum site?
  • Where is your practicum site located?
  • What makes your practicum site unique?
  • How is your practicum site diverse?
  • When will your project be completed?
Best Practices of Effective Health Care Teams

According to your research, what are the key best practices that effective health care teams demonstrate?

  • You will transfer the best practices you identify here to the Analysis of Practicum Site Team Effectiveness Template.
Analysis of Practicum Site Team Effectiveness

Note: Use the Practicum Site Team Effectiveness Template [DOCX] to complete this portion of your paper. Submit this as a separate attachment to the assessment area.

In your analysis paper briefly summarize the findings from your template by answering these questions:

  • Overall, how effectively does the practicum site team perform against the identified best practices?
  • What examples support your ratings on the team’s effectiveness?
  • What are areas of concern that may have the potential to derail your doctoral project?
Recommendations to Improve Team Effectiveness

Note: Use the Practicum Site Team Effectiveness Template [DOCX] to complete this portion of your paper. Submit this as a separate attachment to the assessment area.

In your analysis paper briefly summarize the findings from your template by answering this question:

  • For areas of concern, what evidence-based recommendations would you make to improve the team’s effectiveness?
Analysis of Individual Performance as a Team Member

Note: Use the Individual Performance As a Team Member Template [DOCX] to complete this portion of your paper. Submit this as a separate attachment to the assessment area.

In your analysis paper briefly summarize the findings from your template by answering these questions:

  • How effectively do you personally perform against the identified best practices?
  • What examples support the ratings you gave yourself as a team member?
  • What are areas of concern about your individual performance as a team member that may have the potential to derail your doctoral project?
Recommendations to Improve Individual Performance As a Team Member

Note: Use the Individual Performance As a Team Member Template [DOCX] to complete this portion of your paper. Submit this as a separate attachment to the assessment area.

In your analysis paper briefly summarize the findings from your template by answering this question:

  • What evidence-based recommendations would you make to improve your individual performance as a team member?

Note: Please use the information you learned from completing this assessment to inform your work on the project charter assessment. This will be particularly helpful to you as you complete Parts 1 (Project Team) and Part 3 (SWOT Analysis and Constraints).

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Submission length: 4–5 double-spaced pages in addition to a title page, reference page, and the two completed templates. The templates will be single-spaced.
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12-point.
  • Citations and References: Cite a minimum of three current scholarly and/or authoritative sources–over and above the suggested resources for this assessment—to support your ideas. Current means no more than five years old.
  • APA formatting: Follow APA formatting and style guidelines for citations and references. For an APA refresher, consult Evidence and APA.

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