A team brings together individuals with similar interests and objectives. Teamwork originates with, and builds relationships among, a group of people who share a common interest or purpose. Working in teams allows individuals from different areas of work (e.g., marketing, finance, IT, corporate relations) with different roles (staff, volunteer, client/consumer/customer) and perhaps from different organisations to work together on issues of interest to team members. A team focuses its work on common objectives and finding solutions to shared problems. It uses formal processes such as record keeping, facilitation and scheduled meetings to achieve its objectives. This course presents the dynamics of what makes teams work and how a group of individuals can create the synergy that enhances performance to achieve positive outcomes.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester