Communication and collaboration are critical elements of success for effective work environments, particularly in health care. When these elements break down, the result can be a cascade of negative events. Yet when collaboration is strong, it reaps positive benefits on the workplace culture and patient outcomes.
In order to boost collaboration where it is needed most, the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) have jointly released a new document, Principles of Collaborative Relationships Between Clinical Nurses and Nurse Managers. The document is a key resource for all nurses who seek to prioritize and sustain better collaboration in their work settings.