BUS 337 - Managing Groups & Teams
Team work is prominent in a variety of organizational, social, and professional settings. Yet, many misconceptions exist about teams that hinder their effectiveness. The course will cover the theory and processes of group and team behavior. A variety of behavioral topics will be covered (e.g. innovation, power & politics, social networks) with an emphasis on group contexts. Examples of the types of group contexts considered include special project work groups, business units, and top management teams. The course is intended for students who seek a greater understanding of teams and who wish to increase their competence in managing and working effectively in team contexts. This course is also suitable for students interested in expanding their knowledge of the people side of organizational life.