APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015
BIK 2926 Effective Teams - Influence Through Leadership
Responsible for the course
Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
According to study plan
Language of instruction
Being familiar with different types of team effectiveness models
Knowing the factors that influence team effectiveness
Gaining knowledge on communication strategies that contribute to effective information sharing and reducing conflict
Team creativity – knowing what stimulates creative processes in teams
Virtual teams – have knowledge on how to deal with the common obstacles in virtual teams
Being familiar with the leadership theories: transactional leadership, transformational leadership, self leadership / super leadership, and situational leadership
Knowledge on team leadership
.Team development – being able to influence team functioning by using empirically validated interventions
Being able to counteract conflict
Having the right skills to compose well-functioning teams
Being a better team leader – by knowing when to use different kinds of leadership strategies
Being able to reflect upon how to understand and apply the science on teams
Knowing when to work in teams, and when not to
Being aware of the ethical issues of leading teams
Bang, Henning og Thomas Nesset Midelfart. 2012. Effektive ledergrupper. Gyldendal akademisk. Hele boken
Thompson, Geir and Jane Zhen Li. 2010. Leadership : in search of effective influence strategies. Gyldendal Akademisk. pages 15-119
Hülsheger, U. R., N. Anderson & J. F. Salgado. 2009. Team-level predictors of innovation at work : a comprehensive meta-analysis spanning three decades of research. Journal of Applied Psychology. vol 94. s. 1128-1145
Team effectiveness models – What makes an effective team?
Communication in teams
Leadership theories – Transactional leadership, transformational leadership, self leadership / super leadership, and situational leadership
What does the effective team leader do?
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.