- Different Types of Team - (3)
This section will aim to educate you on the different types of team, and how to lead and draw together people of different social or educational backgrounds to maximise workplace performance.
Dr Ichaz Adizes PAEI Model describes the traits and attributes that, when balanced, form a strong all-round manager, or managerial team.
- Leading High-Performing Teams - (5)
This section will focus on the topic of leading and managing high-performing teams or team members through a number of techniques.
In this short video, Ken Thompson discusses how to develop high performing teams over a short timescale using game-based learning techniques, alongside social and experiential learning methods.
Leadership expert Ken Thompson describes the general habits of successful, high-performing teams and shares his information for leaders on how to develop a team in order to achieve maximum results from each individual and from the group as a whole.
- Teamwork and Co-operation - (14)
This section focusses on the aspects of teamwork and co-operation required to maintain a functional and high-performing team.
The Johari Window is a self-help tool derived by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham during the 1950s to help people to better understand their relationship with themselves and with others.
Richard Beckhard’s GRPI model is an approach used to increase the effectiveness of team development and is a formula used for leading high-performance teams. It can also purposely serve for identifying potential causes of team dysfunction and raising awareness about performance issues within a team.
The four main aspects of this model are Goals, Roles, Processes and Interpersonal Relationships.
How to build trust within the workplace. Discover the importance of trust in the workplace and methods that enable its conception and growth.
The importance of Team Exercises and getting them correct.
Explore the Job Demands-Resources model, its core concepts and applications.
How to create a learning team through environmental changes.
Author, professor and fellow at Autodesk, Tom Wujec discusses research into a team building game known as the "marshmallow problem". The game involves building the tallest tower as possible using dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow - why do some groups excel, whilst others do not? And what are the implications for functional team development?
Trust is one of the most important factors in business and personal development - however, it is also one of the most misunderstood. Researcher in business psychology James Davis discusses trust - what it is, what it means, and its associated risks. He suggests that by nurturing three specific traits, you can encourage others to trust you and what you stand for.
- Shared Objectives - (1)
This section focusses on the idea of shared objectives in a workplace - getting team members to commit to a number of mutual goals.
Team contracts: An overview of their uses and importance.
- Allocating, Directing and Co-ordinating Work Activities - (14)
This section focusses on the allocation and co-ordination of work activities, including delegation and management of specific tasks suited to different team-members.
Understanding group behaviour formation and reinforcement through Cog's ladder.
Understanding how workplace evolution and other factors impact on employees ability to Manage their workloads. This article will explore the implications of such factors whilst offering potential solutions to arising issues from everyday causes to challenging sometimes detrimental factors.
How to avoid micromanaging your teams.
Delegation vs Empowerment. When is one more appropriate than the other? Which is more suitable in specific scenarios?
Delegation is one of the most important management skills. Good delegation saves you time, develops employees, grooms a successor, and motivates. Poor delegation will cause you frustration, de-motivate and confuse employees, and can ultimately cause a failure to achieve the task or purpose itself.
The 9 steps towards successful task delegation. Enabling yourself to develop your own delegative capabilities.
Empowering your team through task delegation and allocation of project leadership. Aiding them to become further motivated and feel a greater sense of job control.
Understanding the concept of Multi-Skilling and the benefits of having employees that are multi-skilled.
- Motivating the Team - (5)
This section focusses on motivational theory and how to improve performance and drive across the group within the workplace.
Identifying team members individual strengths and utilising these strengths in each project to enable each member to excel and realise their true potential.
Exploring factors that play a role in team motivation. From specific motivational factors such as level of personal interest, to enabling successful motivation through goal setting.
The benefits of team coaching, understanding the positive impacts that coaching has on employees and the organisation as a whole.
- Appraising Performance - (7)
This section focusses on the processes of review and management of performance, and how to act to appraise high-performing individuals and teams.
The Feedback Balance, the potential impacts when balance is not achieved when giving feedback.
Exploring how to manage team expectations, when to demonstrate expectations and how to maintain expectations.
Tips for Acquiring, Developing and Maintaining Talent.
The benefits of rewarding teams for their successes.
- Dealing with Problems and Conflict - (1)
This section will focus on how to deal with problems within a team, and how to handle conflict resolution scenarios and difficult conversations.
- Team Dynamics - (3)
This section will focus on the topic of team dynamics and relationships within the workplace - how to utilise these to achieve maximal performance.
Understanding emotional intelligence dynamics within teams.
How to build and promote collaborative working environments within the workplace. This articles provides methods that enable the formulation of collaborative working environments.
- Leading Remote/Virtual Teams - (1)
This section focusses on the challenges of leading virtual and remote teams - a topical discussion in the 21st-century business.
- Additional Resources - (2)This section contains additional resources to support the Leading Teams information available across this course.
A list of articles for further reading on the topic of building teams.
The fundamentals of effective recruitment and the recruitment process.
- End of Course Quiz - (1)
This section contains the end of course quiz - a test to review the progress and knowledge you gained.
An end of course quiz to assess all that you have learnt throughout this module in Leading Teams.