APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
BIK 2926 Effective Teams - Influence Through Leadership
Responsible for the course
Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The course has the following objectives:
Providing knowledge within the area of team effectiveness.
Giving the participants an opportunity to learn about team dynamics and develop skills on how to influence effectively.
Creating awareness regarding the expectations as a team leader.
Knowledge regarding the following leadership theories: Situational leadership, transactional leadership and transformational leadership.
Knowledge regarding selection of team members and how to develop teams.
Evidence-based interventions for influencing team effectiveness
Skills regarding the conflict management.
Being able to compose teams that are likely to succeed.
Using leadership styles that fit different situations.
Being able to reflect upon how to understand and apply evidence-based knowledge on leadership, psychology and teams.
Develop critical thinking when it comes to the pros and cons of organizing employees in teams.
Increased awareness of one’s own values and behavior as a team leader or team member.
Sjøvold, Endre. 2006. Teamet : utvikling, effektivitet og endring i grupper. Universitetsforlaget. Kapittel: 1-13, 16-17, 19-22, totalt 268 sider
Thompson, Geir and Jane Zhen Li. 2010. Leadership : in search of effective influence strategies. Gyldendal Akademisk. pages 15-119
Bang, H. 2008. Effektivitet i lederteam – hva er det, og hvilke faktorer påvirker det ?. Tidsskrift for den norske psykologiforeningen. Vol 45. 272-286
Bang, H. & T. N. Midelfart. 2010. Dialog og effektivitet i ledergrupper. Tidsskrift for norsk psykologforening. Vol 47. 4-15
Groups - a way of solving problems… but also a complex social system.
Effective team leadership and effective team members.
Factors that determine team performance.
Composing and building teams.
Tools that improve team performance.
Learning process and workload
The course consists of three modules over a semester. Each module consist of two days with lectures. Besides lectures, group work will be used to create dialogue and explore certain topics. Cases, tests and skill training will be used to enhance the learning process. Lecturers will not cover the whole syllabus. The purpose of the instruction is to point out main topics and delve into certain themes and examples. Participants are responsible for going through the entire syllabus.
The students will be handing in a term paper at the end of the course. They will be working on this paper throughout the course individually or in groups of up to three persons. The topic of the paper may be obtained from one’s own place of employment and could explain how teams/one’s own team functions (strengths and weaknesses). This will then make the basis for considering efforts to improve the team’s performance. The term paper will increase the practical value of the course.
BIK 29261 - Term paper; accounts for 100% of the final grade in BIK 2926, 7,5 credits
Examination support materials
Re-sit at the next ordinary exam.
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