There are several strategies that a leader can used to create positive change in the workplace. The one strategy I find interesting is understanding behavior. Nursing is a stressful job, and stress is handled differently from person to person. A leader that takes the time to understand what makes a staff member tick can go a long way. Dealing with stress is not a one size fit all solution, and it should be tackled at an individual level. Helping a co-worker to find their “trigger” points can help them manage their reactions and responses more appropriately. One way to understand behavior is have team members answer a Belvin assessment. This assessment examines what roles a person brings to the workplace, how they fit with the team, and the contribution of roles to the team. The nine team roles than can be identified are plant (creativity), resource investigator, coordinator, shaper, team worker, implementer, completer finisher, specialist, monitor evaluator. The purpose of this evaluation is to understand a preferred role and explain why we relate well to some people and have conflicts with others. Also, it helps us to understand our strengths and weaknesses (Middleton, NA).
Middleton, J. (N.A.). Nursing Times. Leadership skills for nurses. http://www.northriseuniversity.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Leadership-Skills-for-Nurses.pdf