A good team playerRegister Today!
- by wildtime88 Dec 8, '01I have heard this used here recently. I have also heard it used at staff meetings.
Exactly what does being a good team player/member mean when it comes to nursing?
Poll: What are the individual characteristics of a “good team player”? multiple choice
85 Votes / Multiple Choice
Going along with the crowd without objection
Sacrificing personal beliefs and values to see your team succeed
Follow the directions of management
Acceptance of the same conditions as the other members of the team without objection
Accept the same patient load as other members of the team
Perform the same duties as other members of the team
Not to object to or disagree about the direction in which the team is heading
Not to point out weaknesses or lack of logic within the team
Sacrifice and or suffer as much as the other members to reach a goal
Other, please list
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- Dec 8, '01 by RNKittyYour options sound too bitter and self-sacrificing.
Pulling your fair share and supporting your team members while advocating for safe patient care and maintaining your professional standards.
- Dec 8, '01 by nurs4kidsi agree with kitty
- Dec 8, '01 by willie2001How about one of the choices being "none of the above". I agree with RNKitty.
- Dec 8, '01 by BrandyBSNI think I have to agree with Kitty too.
If the qualities you listed are the qualities necessary to be a team player, I guess I wont be part of the team. Being a team asset is one thing, giving up hope that bad situations can't be changed, and just going in the direction that causes the least amount of waves is settling for less than we deserve.
- Dec 9, '01 by night owlt together
m more!Last edit by night owl on Dec 9, '01
- Dec 9, '01 by prmenrsI with Kitty, too. Teamwork means helping each other get the job done--or, as my mother would say, "Many hands make light work." It tends to be more fun that way, too.
- Dec 9, '01 by eventsnycI like the words of prmenrs' mom: simple and elegant. Say a lot.Last edit by eventsnyc on Dec 9, '01
- Dec 9, '01 by thisnursei think a team player is no more than working together towards a goal. in our case its patient care. this doesnt mean you really have to sacrifice anything, it just means helping out. accepting the same number of patients as everyone else isnt being a team player, sometimes its being a flunkie. team playing, in my mind, is not being a sheep and blindly following the flock. sometimes the flock is headed in the wrong direction.
- Dec 9, '01 by Jenny PRNKitty started out right. but how about if it's more like this....
It's kind of like the football game I watched today, Wildtime. I was rooting for University of North Dakota (I went there a million years ago!), can't remember who the other team was (Green Valley??????).
A team player can be someone who's down there in the mud with the others, or someone who excels and makes the team something extra special, exceptional, and winners. They will go the extra mile for the benefit of the whole team (and also the patients).
WAY TO GO UND FIGHTING SOUIX!!!!!!!!! (now I hope that the ESPN newscasters and the rest of the world know and remember that UND is not North Dakota State, nor should they confuse the ND on the helmuts as standing for Notre Dame!)