MediLodge of Sterling Heights Honors Physical Therapy Team

MediLodge of Sterling Heights

MediLodge of Sterling Heights

Submitted By Kathleen Jakovac, PTA, MediLodge of Sterling Heights

October is Physical Therapy Month. It is a great time to honor those people that have devoted their life to giving people back their lives. Physical therapists work closely with occupational and speech therapies to develop an individualized, comprehensive program to get people up and moving again.

In order to give the Lodger the best therapy available, we at MediLodge of Sterling Heights embrace teamwork. Teamwork by definition is the process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal. Teamwork starts at the top. No matter how large or small a company is the success of that company is based on cooperation and implementation. The challenges for this lies within combining members’ talents and allowing structured freedom towards a single focus. A few principles to keep in mind for team building are as follows:

1. The principle of “Niche”; That is to say, all members have a place where they add the most value. No worker is more important than another.

2. The principle of “Chain”; This related to the strength of team workers being directly impacted by its’ weakest link. Therefore encouraging a team member to accept and be responsible for their position on the team can be critical for promoting accountability for the jobs perimeters and the team.

3. The principle of “Compass”; This gives vision to the team members, defining direction and instilling confidence that the purpose of the teams goals are not only worthwhile and achievable but that all workers efforts are respected and moving in a common direction.

MediLodge of Sterling Heights

MediLodge of Sterling Heights

These few principles are by no means all inclusive of what it takes to create and maintain a successful team, but a mere glossing of principle ideas. In order to create a rewarding and productive workplace and support and promote a successful collaboration it takes leadership, communication, coaching and flexibility. I count myself fortunate to have been included in such a team. Recognizing it to be essential for a rewarding and productive workplace it is necessary to limit interruptions and not overload staff.

In closing I will leave you with two of my favorite quotes:

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together in success.” – Henry Ford

“Synergy – the bonus that is achieved when things together harmoniously.” – Mark Twain


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MediLodge of Sterling Heights

MediLodge of Sterling Heights


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