Teamwork Attitudes, Perceptions, and Experiential Patterns: A Mixed Methods Study

Cynthia Lee Dols Finn, St. Catherine University


Evidence indicates that lack of team cohesion and engagement can negatively affect team productivity, team members, the organization and ultimately patient outcomes. St Catherine University, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and Benedictine Health Services are part of an inter-agency Interprofessional Evidence-based Clinical Scholar Program (IECSP) that bridges the gap between research and practice. IECSP coordinators identified that in some teams, cohesiveness and performance declined during project implementation and evaluation.