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We help you to build great teams

Aston OD works with health & social care organisations to improve performance through team based working


Aston OD works across the NHS to build good team and inter-team working. Our work reflects a strong belief that effective team working is key to high quality and compassionate care.

Our evidence-based team tools are widely used by OD, HR, L&D and service improvement practitioners who want to assess and develop teams but struggle with limited resources.

We build tools based on relevant and robust research. We back them with a cost-effective model of training, delivery and in-house support.

Find the right tool for you with our selection guide: Which Team Tool Do I Need? 

What’s new?

Team Assessment

Measure how well your teams are working and in which key areas they need to develop
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Aston Team Journey

Improve performance by giving your team leaders a practical 'tool-kit' they will value and enjoy
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Training and Support

Take your work with teams to the next level as an accredited facilitator or coach
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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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