Unit-based teams (UBTs) were launched in 2005 when they were included in that year’s National Agreement. The people who negotiated the agreement envisioned UBTs as a way to improve care by tapping into the knowledge and experience of frontline staff, managers and physicians. Each National Agreement since has reaffirmed UBTs as a platform for improvement. These teams are transforming Kaiser Permanente by changing the roles of union members and managers and creating an environment in which all employees are encouraged to think critically about problem solving and work innovations.
Path To Performance
Unit-Based Team Overview
A brief introduction to UBTs.
An overview of the different roles on unit-based teams.
Training and Support for UBTs
Where do you go when you need help?
Path to Performance Poster
Keep track of your team’s journey.
What Is the Path to Performance?
Guidelines for becoming a high-performing team.
Performance Improvement Methods
Create a workplace where continuous learning is the norm.
What's Changed in the Path to Performance?
A summary of the key changes made during 2015 bargaining.
Understand the web-based tool that helps teams report on PI projects.