Variables associated with work performance in multidisciplinary mental health teams.

TitleVariables associated with work performance in multidisciplinary mental health teams.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMJ Fleury, Grenier G, JM Bamvita, Chiocchio F
JournalSAGE Open Med
Volume5
Pagination2050312117719093
Date Published2017
ISSN2050-3121
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study investigates work performance among 79 mental health teams in Quebec (Canada). We hypothesized that work performance was positively associated with the use of standardized clinical tools and clinical approaches, integration strategies, "clan culture," and mental health funding per capita.METHODS: Work performance was measured using an adapted version of the Work Role Questionnaire. Variables were organized into four key areas: (1) team attributes, (2) organizational culture, (3) inter-organizational interactions, and (4) external environment.RESULTS: Work performance was associated with two types of organizational culture (clan and hierarchy) and with two team attributes (use of standardized clinical tools and approaches).DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: This study was innovative in identifying associations between work performance and best practices, justifying their implementation. Recommendations are provided to develop organizational cultures promoting a greater focus on the external environment and integration strategies that strengthen external focus, service effectiveness, and innovation.

DOI10.1177/2050312117719093
Alternate JournalSAGE Open Med
PubMed ID28839935
PubMed Central IDPMC5548312