What is more important within a self-managing team in health care? Ability or desire?

What we do for health care

When assembling the ideal self-managing team, it is important to look at diversity in competences and job levels. Whether colleagues are driven to work (with each other) in a self-managing team is rarely addressed in practice. However, we provide insight into whether the teams that are created will get energy from working as a self-managing team.

Transforming is a serious challenge

Transforming a production-oriented organization into a client-driven organization is a serious challenge. Clients want to have customized health care. Your country wants affordable health care.

More and more organizations regard working with self-managing teams as a cheaper, more successful way of empowering the client with staff. Cheaper, more efficient, more flexible.

However, working with self-managing teams demands a totally different mindset from everyone in the organization. For the board member, this means the transition from management to leadership. That requires a different approach to motivating people. Letting go, inspiring and keeping a steady course. Here Cogito-ES and the Management Drives software can play a supporting role.

“Good leaders motivate people on their dominant drives”

Working with self-managing teams requires:

Organizational skills
Cooperative skills
Willingness to empathize
Giving and receiving feedback
Decision-making (together)
Conflict management

In practice, when assembling the ideal team, we often talk about competences and job level. But whether someone is driven to work in a self-managing team and whether someone derives energy from that, deserves more attention. Here Cogito-ES can play a supporting role.

Also in allocating roles, such as team player, planner, director, designer, entrepreneur and quality controller, the extent to which a colleague is driven to take on a specific role is very important if they are to fulfill that role well for a longer period. Here again, Cogito-ES can play a supporting role.