Learning Style Exploration

Presented by Team D

Benefits of team collaboration:

  • Improved Communication
    • Individuals gain insight into their own strengths, limitations and communication style as a team member.
    • Members of a team learn how to identify and adapt to different communication styles through the process of working together towards a common goal.
    • Better communication within a team can lead to an improved quality of work and safety.
      • Buckley, Laursen, and Otarola (2009) discuss the introduction of a Unit- Based Clinical Leadership Program at a large 500-bed hospital in Pennsylvania, "...the creation of leadership teams have broken the barriers in improving outcomes through better communication, collaboration, and shared responsibility for patient care." (p. 24).
  • Respect and understanding
    • Each individual can use their identified strengths to contribute towards the end goal.
    • Working collaboratively with others creates an environment where members need to define roles, evaluate and appreciate what each individual can contribute while sharing the workload.
  • Resolving conflicts and problems differently
    • When problems arise, they can be worked on as a team. Each member has a unique perspective that can help resolve the issue.
    • Potential problems can be identified early and current problems can be solved promptly because of the group effort involved.
  • Improved job satisfaction
    • Working as a team builds relationships. This can improve job satisfaction and add a sense of value as a member of the work place. It creates a increased sense of responsibility.
      • Buckley, Laursen and Otarola (2009) continue to state the benefits of Unit Based Clinical Leadership teams, "The UBCL pilot not only resulted in breakthrough improvements in quality and patient safety, but also forged better physician-nurse collaboration and job satisfaction as well. The greatest success was bringing together physicians and nurses to lead in ways that reinforced that patient care is truly about partnership." (p. 26).

Fostering a Positive Collaboration

Good Leadership- Leads by example, provides positive feedback, inspires and motivates, offers support during crisis, builds relationships, reaches out to others before they come to you, does not ignore those less assertive, participates with an open mind.

Clear Communication- Listen to each other, be respectful of ideas and feelings, set deadlines, speak up if you do not understand the project, have the ability to voice concerns without fear of offending others, ability to challenge an idea, not the person.

Establish Roles and Responsibilities- Clear expectations of individual roles and what team expects of you, know your resources, examine the strengths within the team and utilize them (Pullon, 2008). Be timely, and all members must contribute (Ackerman, 2007). Allow those to volunteer for assignments before assigning them.

Show Appreciation- Speak kindly, show mutual respect, support each other's effort and actions, be willing to be flexible, have a win together-lose together mentality (Putman, Ikeler, Raup, & Cantu, 2014).

Strategies for Conflict Resolution

Can be used interchangeably based on a certain situation


-not engaging with the person or the situation

-assumes issue will resolve itself

-best used when situation is getting out of hand

-do not use when situation requires immediate attention


-one person gives way to sustain the relationship

-appropriate to use when relationship is more important than the issue

-do not use if you can't live up to your decision


-accomplish one's goal at all cost, even if relationship is at stake

-appropriate when you know you are right and outcome is vital for the group's welfare

-when used inappropriately, can lead to decreased commitment and support for the group


-agreement to meet in the middle and partially concede your view point

-mostly use for long-term relationships

-must exhaust other possibilities to resolve conflict first before using

-effective in gaining short-term solution to the problem


-fosters creative-thinking skills and cooperation from each team member

-effective for long-term solution to the problem

-barriers are the time and effort needed to achieve goal

Team D's Individual Personality and Learning Styles


Personality Traits:

Organizer and Giver: Planner, Practical, Prepared, Peacemaker, Detailed, Dependable, Decision Maker, Trusting, Caring, Spiritual, and Sociable.

Learning Style:

Intrapersonal and Musical: Concentrates well, focused, aware of own thinking, private, introspective, independent. Auditory learner, needs noise in background, sings often while working, makes up songs relating to task at hand.

Other Learning Styles to Enhance Learning:

Other styles Kelli could benefit from would include Bodily-Kinesthetic. Getting out and exploring the world, learning through nature would improve experiences to draw from. Another style that would be beneficial would be interpersonal. Kelli tends to be an independent thinker and by taking time to listen and learn from those around her might enlighten her perspective on life.


Personality Traits:

Organizer and Giver: Well organized, dependable, traditional thinker. Likes to know what is expected, systematic, predictable, honest and practical.

Learning Style:

Learning Style: Bodily Kinesthetic, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal. Enjoys physical activities, prefers to learn through doing and enjoys working with hands. Learns and absorbs information through experiences. Can work well alone or with others, enjoys helping others.

Other Learning Styles to Enhance Learning:

There are at least two other learning types Paula could benefit from using. The Visual-spatial style can enhance learning through the use of diagrams and visuals which can explain thoughts/ ideas in a different format, and Logical-mathematical style can assist in questioning how things work and breaking apart a process, can engage more with critical and creative thinking.


Personality Traits:

Thinker and Giver: Rational, realistic, logical, and likes solving other people's problems. Emotional, caring, giving, peacemaker, honest and trusting.

Learning Style:

Intrapersonal and Interpersonal: Evaluates own thinking, can work independently

as well as with others. Can be quite shy at times, but enjoys being with good company. Pretty good considering other people's feelings most of the time.

Other Learning Styles to Enhance Learning:

Rhodora could enhance her learning outcomes by learning other types of learning styles. Verbal-Linguistic: The ability to read and understand text with little highlighting and easily remember terms, and Logical-Mathematical: the ability to arrange, organize, and analyze information or material, and the ability to read and understand graphs and outlines.


Personality Traits:

Sensible and Giver: Organized, keeps promises and commitments.

Learning Style:

Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal and Logical: Enjoys physical activities, prefers to learn through doing, likes doing projects with other people and spending time with friends, making people feel comfortable, knows what she wants out of life, interested in self-improvements, tries to fix things and questions how things work.

Other Learning Styles to Enhance Learning:

Visual-spatial style. With the use sticky notes, highlighted notes and flash cards it would help Zubeida reinforce learning in a variable format.