Online course in Business & Management

Managing People: Teamwork and Diversity

Learn about team structure, how teams work, performance management and diversity in the workplace.

  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Weekly study 4 hours
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This course is part of the Managing People program, which will enable you to explore the key principles of management and grow your skills as a manager.

Understand how teams work and the importance of a diverse 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.

What topics will you cover?

Week one

  • An introduction to the course
  • Team formation and structure
  • Theories of teamwork
  • Putting the principles of good teamwork into practice

Week Two

  • Key concepts and processes of human resource management
  • Challenges in recruitment and selection
  • Performance management

Week three

  • Flexibility versus fit
  • The value in diversity
  • Course summary

Who is this accredited by?

EFMD: This course is EOCCS certified, an international quality benchmark for online courses.

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 11 Nov 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of team working
  • Apply the social value of team working into effective working practice
  • Explore how to design teams and reporting mechanisms so that team problems are avoided
  • Apply this understanding to management practice

Who is the course for?

This course is for entry level managers with no formal management education. You don’t need any knowledge of management theory.

Who will you learn with?

Martin Bicknell

Martin Bicknell

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.

Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun

Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun

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.

Who developed the course?

The University of Reading has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and enterprise.

Henley Business School is a triple accredited, world-renowned business school, part of the University of Reading.

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