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Learn about team structure, how teams work, performance management and diversity in the workplace.
Almost every modern workplace relies on some level of teamwork. Understanding how teams work, and why they fail is vital for any manager. On this course you will consider how teams are composed, why diverse teams (and workplaces) are so important, and how to address poor teamwork.
You will also consider the best practices for team working: examining the theory behind teamwork including social aspects of teams and how to resolve issues. You will also consider the processes that help ensure organisations hire the right people and maintain productivity.
- An introduction to the course
- Team formation and structure
- Theories of teamwork
- Putting the principles of good teamwork into practice
- Key concepts and processes of human resource management
- Challenges in recruitment and selection
- Performance management
- Flexibility versus fit
- The value in diversity
- Course summary
Martin teaches at the Henley Business School on a number of people-related modules on our Professional Management Programmes. He was previously a management consultant and is a trained chef.
Dr Bolade-Ogunfodun is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Henley Business School. She enjoys teaching and mentoring. Her research covers the nature and sources of meaning systems in diverse work contexts.
The University of Reading was founded in 1892 during a period of rapid development in the city of Reading, England. This is one of the Red Brick University.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.