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2010 SIOP Leading Edge Consortium (LEC)

In I-O Psychology, Patient Safety, Safety climate, Teamwork on October 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm

It is 88 degrees in Tampa as day one kicks off for the SIOP LEC on Developing and Enhancing High Performance Teams.
The amazing speakers: I will list their names and content and the thoughts they have provoked in me from a safety dog perspective.

Gary Latham the co-chair of the LEC gave an inspiring introduction about the purpose of these LECs as not only to hear great speakers but also to compare notes as practitioners. more: Read the rest of this entry »

Safety comes in Teams

In Teamwork on October 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm

From the Human Factors Advocate:

1.Shared cognition matters in team performance.
2.Shared cognition can be measured.
3.Team training promotes teamwork and enhances team performance.
4.Synthetic task environments (STEs) provide context for research.
5.Team performance can be modeled.
6.Factors that influence team performance have been identified.
7.Well-designed technology can improve team performance.
8.The field belongs to many disciplines.

To read more go to The Human Factor Advocate:

Just wait until next week!

In I-O Psychology, Patient Safety, Teamwork on October 12, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I won’t have much to say this week as I am just starting back to class. This semester I am taking Psychology of Organizational Ergonomics in the Workplace.

Next week however, I will be live-blogging from sunny Florida at the LEC (Leading Edge Consortium). This year’s topics center around developing and enhancing high performance teams.
I am particularly excited to hear presentations particular to healthcare from:
•Heidi King, Dept of Defense Patient Safety Program: Using Teamwork to Build a Culture of Safety in Healthcare: The DoD Journey
•Michael West, Aston University, UK: I-O Psychology in Health Care Services – the UK National Health Service.
•Eduardo Salas, University of Central Florida: Evidence-Based Solutions for Team Development: Competencies and Learning Strategies

Stay tuned!

Brainwrite, not storm!

In Patient Safety, Root cause analysis, Teamwork on September 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm

When a safety issue arises hospitals often convene a team to come with ideas for a safer process. Three types of teams include project teams, virtual teams, and quality circles. A project team is time limited and focused on a one-time output (Borkowski, 2011). They are usually formed to solve a particular problem and exist only until that problem is resolved (Landy & Conte, 2010). A virtual team needs technology to exist. These teams can be permanent or task focused and are defined by their ability to work across time, space and physical distance (Borkowski, 2011). Quality circles are like mini think tanks where a group of employees convenes to identify problems and generate ideas (Landy & Conte, 2010). This group submits these suggestions to management who then decide whether to act on these proposals (Landy & Conte, 2010)…moreRead the rest of this entry »

Scratch Tickets & Independent Double Checks

In Human Factors, Interuptions, Multitasking, Normal Accident Theory, Patient Safety, Teamwork on September 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I played tennis this morning with a friend. On the way home I thought I would stop at the supermarket to pick up some snacks for the Patriots game today. I realized I forgot my debit card (ah, the limitations of the human memory). Looking for alternate forms of payment, I found winning lottery scratch tickets in my glove compartment.

I quickly added them up (3 of them) and confirmed that … Read the rest of this entry »

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