Find the Best Staff and Develop Their Skills

  • Edda Weimann
  • Peter Weimann



  • Which fundamental changes have taken place in hospitals over the past decade?

  • Why is structured staff development important for hospitals?

  • What are the typical features of hospitals?

  • What is the ideal composition of a team? What would be the ideal fit for a team composition?

This chapter gives you guidance on how to achieve a highly competitive team. It depicts how to engage in continuous staff development and highlights key characteristics of clinicians and managers. An outline of leadership is given in addition to characteristics of team bonding and how to achieve it.


Flight of the flamingos Leadership types Spider’s web of a job profile Tuckman’s team-building process Type of employee 

References and Further Reading

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  3. Mann C (2006) The hospital myth – disenchantment. Amazon KDP, SeattleGoogle Scholar
  4. Tuckman BW (1965) Developmental sequences in small groups. Psychol Bull 63:384–399CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Willis-Shattuck M, Bidwell P, Thomas S, Wyness L, Blaauw D, Ditlopo (2008) Motivation and retention of health workers in developing countries: a systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res 8:247CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edda Weimann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Weimann
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Commerce Faculty Department of Information SystemsUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Groote Schuur Hospital Academic HospitalUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Beuth UniversityBerlinGermany

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