Team Dynamics For Managers – psy430 (3 credits)

This course provides an exploration into how managers and employees work in groups for the completion of organizational objectives.  Emphasis is placed on the growing dependency on self-directed work teams in the workplace.  This course equips students with the ability to manage work teams, work in teams successfully, and to obtain results via team dynamics.  In addition, impacts upon customer satisfaction are explored.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Effective Communication in Diverse Groups

  • Explain the relationship between group member diversity and communication style.
  • Determine effective use of verbal and nonverbal interaction in groups.
  • Describe the importance of listening and effective listening techniques.
  • Determine appropriate methods of group facilitation.

Cohesion and Decision-Making

  • Evaluate individual strengths that apply to the group process.
  • Identify problem-solving techniques that will facilitate group decision-making.
  • Apply conflict management techniques to group conflicts.

Team Member Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify group member roles and responsibilities.
  • Identify the qualities of an effective group leader.
  • Explain methods of managing difficult group members.

Implementing Team Motivation Strategies and Rewards

  • Determine appropriate group incentives for reaching goals.
  • Design rewards based on effective group dynamics and desired results.

Group Presentation Tools

  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of using presentation aids in group presentations.

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