With a little help from my friends: the positive contribution of teamwork to safety behaviour in public hospitals

Trinchero, Elisabetta, Kominis, Georgios, Dudau, Adina and Corduneanu, Roxana (2020) With a little help from my friends: the positive contribution of teamwork to safety behaviour in public hospitals. Public Management Review, 22 (1). pp. 141-160. ISSN 1471-9037

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Abstract

Against the backdrop of decreased organizational slack in public sector organizations, we investigate the direct and indirect effect of teams on safety behaviour in an Italian acute care hospital. Quantitative and qualitative findings confirm the positive contribution of teams to individuals’ safety behaviour. The study contributes to the limited empirical research on safety behaviour in high-reliability settings as part of a wider conversation about public sector professionals under crisis. The findings can assist managers of public sector hospitals to facilitate conditions for effective team communication in the interest of patient safety, and can, conceivably, be extended to other public sector high-reliability settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Safety behaviour, teamwork, positive organizational behaviour, psychological capital, hospitals
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 09:01
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 09:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44018

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