Group Activity

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Activity: Collaborative working

From all the information you have been researching and reading, think about the importance of working collaboratively with your colleagues on placement or in your place of work.

What are the advantages to your workplace and service users if you do this? Work in pairs to think about this.

Here's given to start you thinking:

  • Working with others as a team means less isolation and more chance to think things through to make sure you meet the highest standard of care for the users of the service.

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Suggested responses

In most contexts the advantages to your workplace and service users could include:

  • high satisfaction and improved quality of working lives;
  • stimulating and creative approaches;
  • less replication of services;
  • rapid and appropriate support;
  • less isolation;
  • earlier identification of problems;
  • safer practice;
  • improved awareness of services;
  • improved services to service users;
  • broader perspective;
  • raised awareness of other agencies;
  • clarity of role and function;
  • cost-effective;
  • aids planning of future development.
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