Team Communication and Facilitation in Projects (Workshop)

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Monika Maria Thiel
Duration0.5 SWS
TermSommersemester 2019
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline

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Admission information

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Note: Students require adequate English skills to achieve the expected level of participation. Finally, students will write a short exam testing on the various aspects of team dynamics, communication and facilitation in project teams.

Objectives

Team roles and team development stages (team development clock, team triangle) How to create a good and well-structured work environment and enhance collaboration Motivating a team with constructive feedback How to handle conflicts successfully Creative problem solving tools

Description

Here you will gain new insights into your own role within your team and gain appreciation of other roles that may appear during conflicts. By learning better ways of looking at team dynamics you will improve your ability to create a good and well-structured work environment and enhance team collaboration. After completing this workshop you will have an expanded set of useful communication and facilitation skills that will enable you to build good work relationships and deal with conflicts in a constructive manner.

Prerequisites

Students require adequate English skills to achieve the expected level of participation. Finally, students will write a short exam testing on the various aspects of team dynamics, communication and facilitation in project teams.

Teaching and learning methods

Trainer input, demonstrations, exercises, role-playing games, group discussions, feedback, etc. Each participant is encouraged to explore his/her style and thus expand their individual set of communication, dialogue facilitation and project team collaboration skills.

Examination

short written exam (ECTS: 1) This course is assigned to the following modules: CLA10555 Communication and Facilitation in Project Teams (1 Credit) Please note that you can only contribute each module once in your studies

Recommended literature

Please note: You're asked to read chapter 3 of the following book before the course: Kendrick T (2012) Results Without Authority: Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You. 2nd ed. American Management Association (AMACOM), New York, Chapter 3 pp.35-68. (Please find the link below in online information: course documents) Belbin RM (1993) Team Roles At Work. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford Hanlan M (2004) High-Performance Teams – How to Make Them Work. Praeger, Westport CT. Pentland A (2012) The New Science of Building Great Teams. In: Harvard Business Review 04:2012. Waters K (2012) All About Agile: Agile Management Made Easy! CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. West MA (1990) The Social Psychology of Innovation in Groups. In: MA West, JL Farr (Eds) Innovation and Creativity at Work. Wiley, Chichester. Yukl GA (2013) Leadership in Organizations. 8th ed. Pearson Eucation, Harlow.

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