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Chapter 10: Team Support > Conclusions

Conclusions

The message of this chapter is that the three social dimensions of team functioning (social support, support for growth and development, and general social climate) influence the team’s longer-term viability, but also impact upon the mental health and job satisfaction of individual team members. In short, teams are communities and we should nurture them. Psychologists may sometimes over-complicate what are relatively simple aspects of human behaviour and perhaps the most unguarded message of this chapter is that team members can help each other and themselves by being positive and supportive to each other at work. The message of all the major world religions is the same: our purpose in any sphere of activity should be to care for those aro....


  

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