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Characteristics of effective teams: a literature review.

Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Queensland.
Australian health review: a publication of the Australian Hospital Association (Impact Factor: 1). 02/2000; 23(3):201-8. DOI: 10.1071/AH000201
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ABSTRACT Effective healthcare teams often elude consistent definition because of the complexity of teamwork. Systems theory offers a dynamic view of teamwork, in which input conditions are transformed via optimum throughput processes into maximal output. This article describes eighteen characteristics of effective teams across input conditions and teamwork processes, which have been identified from the literature.

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