Building a Strong Team
As in any field, employees in public health tend to be more productive and satisfied in their work when they are part of a strong, supportive team. How do leaders help to bring about such a team?
This week you learned about several strategies for building teams that meet the needs of the organization and of the team members. These strategies include the use of the Behavioral Event Interview (BEI) when hiring, as well as the STAR method, which can be helpful in many contexts including an interview. As a reminder, “STAR” stands for:
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUSTIONS:
1.Situation: give an example of a situation you were involved in that resulted in a positive outcome
2.Task: describe the tasks involved in that situation
3.Action: talk about the various actions involved in the situation’s task
4.Results: what results directly followed because of your actions
USE THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES ONLY (DO NOT DEVIATE FROM ARTICLES)
- Fernandez, C. (2007). Employee engagement. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 13(5), 524-526.
- Fernandez, C. (2006). The behavioral event interview: Avoiding interviewing pitfalls when hiring. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 12(6), 590-593.
Please apply the Application Assignment Rubric when writing the Paper.
I. Paper should demonstrate an excellent understanding of all of the concepts and key points presented in the texts.
II. Paper provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other sources, and discerning ideas.
III. Paper should be well organized, uses scholarly tone, follows APA style, uses original writing and proper paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is fully consistent with doctoral level writing style.
IV. Paper should be mostly consistent with doctoral level writing style.
For this Discussion, consider the steps you could take as a leader to build a strong team. What would you do to hire your replacement in your current job (if you work in the public health area) or to fill a public health position you hope to hold in the near future? How might you use the BEI and STAR method to help you in this hiring/interviewing process?
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