Team Integration from Advanced Clinical

Many times there is limited or no effort taken to create a joint view of the goals that should be achieved during a clinical trial. As a result, the clinical team is not productive as a unit as they become “disengaged”. Disengaged employees are 33% less productive on average according several reports*.

This loss of productivity is unacceptable at Advanced Clinical. We want to give you your dream team.

This costs companies a lot of money, risk, and time. Several studies* have been performed on the linkage among team building, team cohesion, and team performance. An integrated team will achieve improvements in performance by developing the right “Team Culture” and adopting the behaviors needed to support and reinforce that culture. A strong Team Culture leads to reduction of waste, duplication, unnecessary processes and procedures. Most importantly, team culture leads to the willingness to succeed.

To keep clinicians and consultants in the loop with your project, Advanced Clinical has built a “Team Integration Method.” Our method succeeds in creating a completely harmonized team, whether working on-site or off-site to ensure maximum employee engagement, productivity and overall performance.

Advanced Clinical believes our consultants should be “close” with not only their colleagues on a project, but the project managers and your colleagues as well. Bonding exercises and introductions take place before our clinical trials. Mutual respect and complete communication is ongoing to keep workplace karma good, and, ultimately, to ensure successful trials completion. Goal setting keeps their eyes on the prize, and personality awareness makes better working relationships.

Does this sound like a good way to advance discoveries? We think it is. Enter our “How do you advance discoveries” contest and your company could be mentioned in our press release.

Enter today.

*Sources:
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Crron, A.V., Brawley, L.R., and Widmeyer, W. N. (1985). The Group Environment Questionnaire.
Carron, A.V., Bray, S.R., and Eys, M.A. (2002).Team cohesion and team success in sport. Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 119-126.
Dirks, K.T. (2000). Trust in leadership and team performance: evidence from NCAA basketball. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85(6) 1004-1012.
Ebbeck, V. and Gibbons, S. L. (1998). The effect of a team building program on the self-conceptions of grade 6 and 7 physical education students. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 20; 300-310.
Everett, J. J., Smith, R. E., and Williams, K.D. (1992). Effects of team cohesion and identifiably on social loafing in relay swimming performance. International Journal of Sport Psychology. 23: 311-324.
Kozub, S.A. & Button, C.J. (2000). The influence of a competitive outcome on perceptions of cohesion in rugby and swimming teams. International Journal of Sport Psychology. 31: 82-95.
Landers, D. M. and Luschen, G. (1974). Team performance outcomes and the cohesiveness of competitive coacting groups. International Review of Sports Sociology. 5: 57-69.
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