Team Dynamics for Managers

Topics: Group decision making, Problem solving, Facilitator Pages: 25 (3093 words) Published: March 24, 2013
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Course Description

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 student 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.


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Course Materials

Engleberg, I. N. & Wynn, D. R. (2010). Working in groups. (5th ed.). [University of Phoenix Custom Edition e-text] Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. Retrieved from University of Phoenix, PSY/430---Team Dynamics for Managers Course website..

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|Week One: Effective Communication in Diverse Groups | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |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. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1 of Working in Groups. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 2 of Working in Groups. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 3 of Working in Groups. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 4 of Working in Groups. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 7 of Working in Groups. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 8 of Working in Groups....
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