Building a Strong Team
As in any field, employees in public health tend to be more productive and satisfied in their work when they are part of a strong, supportive team. How do leaders help to bring about such a team?
This week you learned about several strategies for building teams that meet the needs of the organization and of the team members. These strategies include the use of the Behavioral Event Interview (BEI) when hiring, as well as the STAR method, which can be helpful in many contexts including an interview. As a reminder, “STAR” stands for:
- Situation: give an example of a situation you were involved in that resulted in a positive outcome
- Task: describe the tasks involved in that situation
- Action: talk about the various actions involved in the situation’s task
- Results: what results directly followed because of your actions
For this Discussion, consider the steps you could take as a leader to build a strong team. What would you do to hire your replacement in your current job (if you work in the public health area) or to fill a public health position you hope to hold in the near future? How might you use the BEI(Behavioral Event Interview)and STAR method to help you in this hiring/interviewing process?
- Identify the public health organization in which you currently work or would like to work, and briefly describe three steps you could take as a leader to build and develop a strong team there.
- What is at least one BEI question you would ask to help you hire for your current position in public health (or in a position in which you would like to work one day)? Justify this question by explaining the types of information it is likely to elicit and why this is appropriate for the job.
- Using the STAR method, briefly demonstrate how you respond if you were asked the question in an interview.
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