Weekly study10 hours
Teamwork, Socialisation and Group Decision-Making
Discover what effective teams and groups look like
Teams and groups combined with individuals and organisations are part of a multi-level system contributing to overall organisational success.
This course looks at the formation of teams/groups and their characteristics with a particular focus on organisational theory and research.
You’ll explore the underlying principles of effective teamwork, socialisation and group decision making. The link between teams/groups and motivation and engagement will also be examined, providing potential solutions to overcome notable issues such as social loafing and groupthink.
- Differences between groups and teams
- Forming groups and teams in an organisation
- Characteristics of teams and members
- Group and team socialisation
- Group roles
- Group decision making
- Links between motivation and engagement
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore the differences between groups and teams
- Explore theory and research surrounding team/group formation and development
- Describe a range of member characteristics and explain how these may be combined to form effective teams/groups
- Discuss the process of group and team socialisation with a focus on newcomers
- Evaluate group decision-making processes in the workplace
- Assess the link between teams and groups, and motivation and engagement theory, with reference to key concepts such as social loafing and groupthink
Who is the course for?
This course is for those wishing to explore the differences between groups and teams, and the theory and research surrounding groups and teams.
Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.