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Term 3 - Online
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In Managing Teams, students will learn and apply core knowledge, skills and tools for leading teams in a context of digital transformation and dynamic competitive environments. The subject focuses in particular on how to cultivate individual and collective capacity for collaboration.
To this end the subject focuses on leadership competencies in four domains:
- Communication (including presenting clearly, with impact and the importance of authenticity)
- Teams (including dynamics, group decision making and sharing of leadership)
- Performance Management (including setting goals and providing feedback)
- Conflict and negotiation (including diagnosing types and causes of conflict, and negotiation and conflict resolution practices)
Building on current academic research and leadership practice, students will devise actionable strategies to address complex day-to-day team leadership challenges in a context of organizational complexity, disruptive technologies, and diverse stakeholder needs and demands. Students will develop skills for critical analysis and reflection, for individual and collective decision making, and for supporting team member well-being in uncertain and challenging conditions. This subject includes lectures with leading experts, case studies, contemporary readings and resources, webinars, and facilitated online group discussions.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Display an advanced theoretical understanding and knowledge of current research, debates, and practices in leadership with regards to teams and collaboration.
- Critically analyse leadership theories, debates, and practices practice through evidence-based research.
- Evaluate organizational, cultural, and economic contexts informing leadership practice.
- Transmit relevant leadership knowledge, skills and ideas to colleagues and other stakeholders.
- Apply leadership theories and evidence-based research to complex frontline leadership challenges.
- Self-knowledge and regulation
- Reflecting critically on their own learning and development
- Taking values-based action
- Understanding and demonstrating ethical behaviour in leadership
- Systems thinking
- Analysis and problem solving
- Written and oral communication
- Giving and receiving effective feedback
- Effective teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration (including online)
- Synthesising ideas, theories and data when developing solutions to problems related to management
- Retrieving relevant information from a variety of sources and applying it in their workplaces
Last updated: 11 February 2021