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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM UNIVERSITA BOLOGNA

Working in Multidisciplinary Teams

Teamwork is a highly valued skill in modern workplaces. Working in a team isn't easy, but it can be learnt and improved continuously.

Course description

Teamwork skills are increasingly in demand.

The level of complexity and instability inside organisations is so high that even very competent professionals cannot handle it by themselves.

Organisations today need:

  • the integration of different skills and kinds of expertise into a wide spectrum of professionalism;
  • a broader and holistic problem-solving that derives from different points of view;
  • the contamination between different management styles, attitudes, cultures and values to effectively respond to the diversity and richness of the surrounding environment.

Multifunctionality best represents both the potential richness and the difficulties in team work.

Working together in a team isn't always easy, but it can be learnt and improved continuously.

This course, based on Bruce Tuckman's model of group/team development, will show you the different difficulties and challenges that groups/teams need to face during the different stages of their development in order to become a High-Performing Team.

In collaboration with : Camera di commercio

Course Information:

  • This course edition benefits from ECO project’s results and offers participants more collaborative and interactive activities to share ideas, reflections and experiences.
  • The course is structured in 5 weeks, sub-divided into modules.
  • The modules have different lessons within them, consisting of texts, videos, quizzes and individual self-reflection exercises.
  • We advise you to follow the pathway in a linear manner, but you can freely move between content, if it is more useful for your learning style.
  • It is important that you respect your own pace: the length indications are a rough estimate, but your pace should guide you in the best way for the enjoyment and individual reflection on the topics covered in the proposed pathway.
  • There are also some additional resources, collected in additional material, so you reach a level of detail greater in some topics of your interest and/or tackle some specific tests that can give you some further indication on your attitude.
  • Two Peer-2-Peer assessment activities are proposed in the course with the objective to reflect on two case studies and share with others your point of view.
  • A final webinar will be held by our expert, Ingrid Hollweck, in order to discuss together about questions, reflections you may have to be share among other participant.

Further editions of this course will be activated each academic year.

This edition is part of ECO project experience (Elearning Communication Open-Data) which focuses on collaborative and interactive learning dynamics.

This MOOC is listed under the eLene4work “Orientation Guide”.

Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related to working in multidisciplinary teams will be a useful starting point.

Discussion forum

The forum of this MOOC is freely accessible and participation is not guided; you can use it to compare yourself with other participants, or to discuss course contents with them.

Quizzes and scores

The course entails questions: some of them in the form of self-assessment quizzes, others as hints for personal reflection. You are not required to answer these questions to complete the course. Instead, the quiz you will find at the end of each week will be evaluated.

Certificate of Accomplishment

The Certificate of Accomplishment will be released to anyone who successfully completed the course by answering correctly to at least 60% of the questions by the end of the edition. You will be able to download the Certificate of Accomplishment directly on the website.

You will be able to download the Certificate of Accomplishment directly on "Progress" tab inside the course.

Once you have successfully passed the course, you can request the Certificate of Accomplishment without waiting for the end of the edition.

The Certificate of Accomplishment does not confer any academic credit, grade or degree.

FAQ

For further information, see FAQ page.

Course Faculty

Ingrid Hollweck

Ingrid Hollweck

Ingrid Hollweck graduated in Economics and Commerce from the Otto Friedrich Universität, Bamberg (Germany) and earned a Master in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi, Milan (Italy). She has been dealing with the development of people, teams and organizations, first within the companies for which he worked, then as a consultant, for 18 years. Ingrid Hollweck is an I.C.F (International Coach Federation) certified coach. She has been working as an Executive & Corporate Coach for companies for 10 years. Other than that, she is a lecturer and facilitator for seminars on the topics of leadership and organisational behaviour.

  1. Course Number

    WMT101
  2. Classes Start

    Sep 25, 2017
  3. Classes End

    Feb 20, 2018
  4. Estimated Effort

    1-3 hours/Week
  5. Language

    English
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