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We help you to build great teams

Aston OD is helping health and social care organisations to improve performance through team based working

Our work is built around a strong belief that effective team working is key to the delivery of high quality and compassionate health and social care. Led by Lynn Markiewicz and Michael West, Aston OD works across the NHS to build good team and inter-team working.

Our research-based team tools are widely used by Service Improvement, OD and Learning Development practitioners who want to assess, develop and monitor the performance of teams but struggle with limited resources and constant change.

We help you to build an in-house capacity to develop effective team working across your organisation using tools developed from relevant and robust research backed up by a cost-effective model of training, delivery and support.

Find out more about our team tools.

What’s new from Aston OD?

Frimley Health – Three team leaders describe team development in their own words

What are the essential characteristics of successful teams – and do your teams have them?

Take your work with teams to the next level – using the most evidence-based tools on the market

Assessment Tools

Assessing the core dimensions of team effectiveness through the Aston Team Performance Inventory and the Aston Real Team Profile Plus.
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Development Tools

A structured approach to increasing team effectiveness through the online Aston Team Journey and the Aston Team Performance Toolkit.
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Training and Support

The knowledge, skills and inspiration you need to apply the tools in your own organisation
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Professor Michael West

Why Team Based Working? - watch our short video!

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    • Increasing the percentage of staff working in ‘real teams’ in acute hospitals in England is associated with a reduction of 3% in patient mortality.
    • Effective team working leads to higher levels of innovation in the delivery of patient care in primary care and community mental health teams.
    • Teams with clear team objectives, a commitment to learning and support for innovation have higher levels of patient satisfaction.
    • Good team working is associated with lower levels of errors, stress, injury, sickness absence, intention to quit and turnover, harassment and bullying from colleagues, and harassment and bullying from service users.
    • Good team working is associated with higher levels of staff satisfaction and engagement.

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