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Developing Effective Teams

Developing Effective Teams

The Developing Effective Teams mini-course helps you gain mastery of the essential skills that all high performing teams should possess. The course explains how to apply these concepts in professional situations and your own life. Full Description

  • Guaranteed Credit Transfer to University of Phoenix
  • 1 semester credit at University of Phoenix
  • University of Phoenix Equivalency: Interdisciplinary/Elective

Category: Business

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Description

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Sophia's Developing Effective Teams mini-course helps you gain mastery of the essential skills that all high-performing teams should possess and how to apply these concepts in professional situations and your own life.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 3 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 1 Milestone assessment (this is like a test) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Apply the stages of team development in context
  • Identify characteristics of high performing teams
  • Build effective team goals
  • Analyze the benefits of clear roles
  • Articulate the role of trust in high performing teams
  • Identify stages in the communication process
  • Recognize the role of nonverbal communication
  • Articulate the benefits of team diversity
  • Evaluate how to effectively embrace ambiguity
  • Apply appropriate strategies for recognizing team effort

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

Reviews

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by Treva S. on November 11, 2019
It would have taken less time if I didn't have to keep going back over the materials but it was fairly easy.
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by Linda L. on November 11, 2019
Love how easy the information is and effective the learning is.
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by Roberta S. on November 11, 2019
Great class! Easy to navigate with great information.
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by Deandria P. on November 11, 2019
Everything was self explanatory. I really enjoy my experience for the first time.
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by Bryan L. on November 11, 2019
I think the course is ok. It puts too much emphasis on ambiguity in teams and on frequent communication. Studies done by Google show that more frequent communication and ambiguity were NOT strengths of a well performing team. Specifically, teams that had an "equality in the distribution conversational turn taking" had the greatest impact. And diversity had no correlation with high performing teams. Although I agree with this course that sometimes diversity can create fresh ideas which can be useful for stagnant teams that have been performing for a long time in the same way. Those teams need a little diversity to grow. But newly formed and short term teams don't perform better just because they have diversity. This course should focus more on rotating team leadership and encouraging equal distribution of conversations. In teams I've been on, many members say as little as possible, because they don't have an internal motivation to speak. They just want to get finished with the meeting.
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by Crystal S. on November 11, 2019
It was a great experience and I learned a lot of new information effective team building skills and rewards.
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by Christina W. on November 10, 2019
Excellent course!
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by Angie M. on November 10, 2019
It was relevant and I would take a full course that related to this subject if it were offered and fit my requirements!

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