This study aimed to examine how allied healthcare professionals as informal leaders can lead reforms to improve patient care on an interprofessional team. With 284 interprofessional team members working in 59 geriatric facilities, our findings demonstrated that informal leaders exhibiting more championship behaviors gained higher innovation success scores. In addition, the champion’s professional tenure and institutional size were both negatively associated with innovation success. We discuss important implications for this understudied issue in interprofessional team research: how a low-status informal leader can direct reform aimed at improving patient care within a healthcare organization.
|Journal||Small Group Research|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
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- informal leader
- interprofessional team
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Applied Psychology