Team Leadership 160
This class teaches the basics of effectively leading a team, including picking team members and resolving conflicts. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Number of Lessons 14
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- What Is a Team?
- Setting Up a Collective Goal
- Teams in Manufacturing
- The Role of a Team Leader
- Other Team Roles
- Picking Team Members
- Working with a Pre-Existing Team
- Working for Better Performance
- Avoiding the Pitfalls of Autonomy
- Team-Based Decision Making
- Team Conflicts
- Reframing a Team Conflict
- Distinguish between a group and a team.
- Describe a collective goal.
- Identify the elements of a good team.
- Describe the role of a team leader.
- Describe the roles of team members.
- Describe the three skills of ideal team members.
- List the methods for establishing leadership of a pre-existing team.
- List the issues used to stress the importance of performance.
- Explain how to avoid the pitfallsof autonomy.
- Describe team-based decision making.
- Explain how to solve a team conflict.
- Describe how to reframe a conflict.
A method of decision making in which various possible solutions are proposed and neutrally debated by the members of a team. Advocacy is not the most productive decision making method because it pits the team against itself.
Being able to function alone without management intervention. Being autonomous can be good for a team, but can also lead to many problems if not carefully handled.
A goal that requires more than one person to complete. Making a single product is a collective goal for a team because the team members must work together to reach the goal.
The role assumed by a team leader who issues orders to team members instead of working with them. Team leaders should avoid co-opting the role of commander.
Any number of people put together in a work environment without the benefit of a unifying collective goal.
The role assumed by a team leader who works alongside team members to achieve goals. Team leaders should strive to be guides.
A method of decision making in which a team comes together to propose solutions to a problem. Inquiry is productive because each team member is encouraged to suggest advantages and disadvantages to each proposed solution.
An additional role for a team leader to act as a communicator between the team and other groups.
The element of a good team that requires that all team members are held equally responsible.
The element of a good team in which the free exchange of ideas and objections is encouraged.
A team member whose role is to take notes at meetings and give copies to everyone else on the team.
To change how people view a conflict to allow for different approaches to that conflict.
specific team purpose
The element of a good team that requires the team to have a set and detailed goal that the whole team knows and works towards.
Any group of people that works closely together to accomplish a collective goal.
The person put in charge of guiding the team.
A team member whose role is to keep meetings on track and on time.