ArticleThe Impact of Team Building on Communication and Job Satisfaction of Nursing StaffAmos, Mary Anne MSN, RN; Hu, Jie PhD, RN; Herrick, Charlotte A. PhD, RNAuthor Information Mary Anne Amos, MSN, RN, is Director of Telemetry, Diabetes, and Urology, Moses Cone Health System, Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina. Jie Hu, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Nursing, Greensboro, North Carolina. Charlotte A. Herrick, PhD, RN, is Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Nursing, Greensboro, North Carolina. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity. ADDRESS FOR REPRINTS: Jie Hu, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 (e-mail: email@example.com). Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD): January-February 2005 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - p 10-16 Buy Take the CE Test AbstractIn Brief A series of team-building activities were conducted on a medical-surgical unit and their impact on staff's communication and job satisfaction was examined. Forty-four unit personnel participated in the interventions. Staff communication and job satisfaction were measured before and after the intervention. The findings linked team-building activities with improved staff communication and job satisfaction. Team-building strategies assisted the nurse leader/manager to build an effective work team by strengthening communication and interpersonal relationships so that the staff could function as a more cohesive group. Staff development consultants can help nurse managers become more effective team leaders by identifying the necessary resources and by helping to plan and coordinate team-building strategies. Results are presented from a series of team-building activities conducted on a medical-surgical unit and their impact on staff's communication and job satisfaction. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.