- Class Number 2996
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Robert Marshall
- Robert Marshall
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
This is an experientially-based course which develops the crucial skills to form and lead teams to high performance. Multi-disciplinary, multi-functional, multi-national and virtual teams are rapidly growing in importance in 21st century organisations. The course draws upon well-validated frameworks and tools to help learners implement new, practically-oriented ways of leading and inspiring people in work teams. Theories and frameworks come from psychology, leadership, management and validated consulting practices. Psychometric instruments will be used to provide feedback on individual and team effectiveness. This feedback on the key behavioural competencies will map on to topics covered during the course. Utilising the feedback, you will develop and apply skills for facilitation, providing constructive feedback, coaching others, managing performance, using conflict constructively, thinking creatively and achieving high performance in face-to-face and virtual teams.
You will learn how to create and sustain team momentum and build a culture of achievement and accountability in delivering effective team outcomes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Determine frameworks for inspiring people and teams and motivating them to perform at a higher level (Ask & Apply);
- Construct a development framework to grow your team leadership capability (Acquire & Apply);
- Critique the strategies, models and behavioural approaches that help you to lead individuals and teams (Appraise & Evaluate);
- Evaluate the performance and effectiveness of work teams (Appraise & Evaluate);
- Summarise relevant empirical evidence regarding your team performance (Aggregate & Analyse);
- Integrate evidence from diverse disciplines to find new ways of thinking and leading (Aggregate & Create);
- Coach your teams to function at a higher and more successful level (Apply & Create);
- Develop new insights into your team leadership style (Apply & Create);
- Reflect on class and peer feedback provided during tasks and exercises to improve meta-cognitive and leadership skills (Assess & Evaluate).
This course involves the students in multi-disciplinary research including:
- different fields that relate to leadership and teams;
- conducting their own analysis, reflection and research on specific topic areas;
- engaging in research, data collection and analysis to provide the empirical evidence to help them understand how to enhance their own team leadership and teams they will lead in the future;
- engaging with clients, understanding their needs and presenting professional, research-based reports and recommendations to clients.
There are no field trips
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional costs
Examination Material or equipment
There is no formal exam
Project teams will need to prepare a live or pre-recorded video presentation of their recommendations and transmit it to their client, using Zoom or other internet technology
Please refer to Class Schedule for further details
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to teams and to individuals
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Lecture No 1 with group activities and discussions: Subject Overview and Introduction of Students and Lecturer Collaboration and Teamwork in Organisations||Content: Overview of subject Mutual expectations: lecturer – students Assessment requirements The social context of work Types of collaborations and teams Benefits and transactional costs of collaboration. Definitions 7 characteristics of "teams" Activities: Introduction of Lecturers and Students Live sociograms to share backgrounds Preparing to Form Project Teams Readings: Adams, S. (2014). The 10 Skills Employers Most Want in 2015 Graduates. Forbes Magazine. On-line edition: http://www.communicationacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/10_Skills_Employers_Want_in_Grads.pdf Additional readings as provided on Wattle.|
|2||Lecture No 2 with group activities and discussions: Team Leadership Concepts and Definitions Learning to Lead in Work Teams||Content: Defining team leadership Exploring types of leadership, including informal, formal, and shared Major team leadership theories and models Developing emotional intelligence for team leadership Activities: Understanding and sharing leadership journeys Capabilities for successful team leadership Individual development needs for team leadership Readings: Ibarra, H and Hansen, M. (2011). Are you a collaborative leader? Harvard Business Review. July-August, 2011. On-line edition: https://hbr.org/2011/07/are-you-a-collaborative-leader Additional readings as provided on Wattle Resource: Bolton, R. (2009). People Skills. Simon and Schuster. New York. eBook available on-line.|
|3||Lecture No 3 with group activities and discussions: Team Formation and Early Development||Content: Team formation Review of research on models of team development Team norms, goal and ground rules Activities: Student presentations on team leadership reflections and goals Project Team formation First Project Team Meetings - Clarifying team goals and developing ground rules Readings/Video: Nestor, R. (2013). Bruce Tuckman’s Team Development Model. Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, UK. PDF version is available on Wattle site. Cheruveil. K. S., Soranno, P. A., Weathers. K. C., Hanson, P. C., Goring, S. J. and Filstrup, C. T. (2014). Creating and maintaining high performing collaborative research teams: The importance of diversity and interpersonal skills. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol 2, Issue 1, February 2014, pp 31-38. On-line edition: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/130001/full . Drexler, A. , Sibbet, D., & Forrester, K. (1988). The team performance model. In W. B. Reddy, B. K. and Jamison, K. (Eds.), Team building: Blueprints for productivity and satisfaction. pp. 19-31. University Associates. San Diego, CA. PDF summary available at: https://www.fbi.h-da.de/fileadmin/personal/n.paul/PM_Vorlesung/03_Drexler_Sibbet_Team_Performance_Model.pdf . Delizonna, L. (2017.) High-performing teams need psychological safety. Here’s how to create it. Harvard Business Review. Reprint HO3TK7. Published on HBR.org, August 24, 2017. Additional readings as provided on Wattle. Personal Reflection on Team Leadership Capability and Learning Objectives due Friday Week 3|
|4||Lecture No 4 with group activities and discussions: Leadership - Authenticity, Trust, Power and Influence||Content: Authenticity in team leadership Interpersonal skills and strategies for building trust in teams and collaboration Theories of power and influence Activities: Influencing exercise Second Project Team Meetings - Clarifying team goals and developing ground rules Readings: Leadership and trust: Their effect on knowledge sharing and team performance. Management Learning. Vol 41, Issue 4, pp. 473 –491. Additional readings as provided on Wattle|
|5||Lecture No 5 with group activities and discussions: Leadership and Team Communications||Content: Characteristics of effective communication in teams Cores skills for team communication: listening, assertiveness, facilitation, dialogue, conflict management Activities: Team communication exercise Third Project Team Meeting - Preparing for the project Readings: Cheruveil. K. S., Soranno, P. A., Weathers. K. C., Hanson, P. C., Goring,, S. J. and Filstrup, C. T. (2014). Creating and maintaining high performing collaborative research teams: The importance of diversity and interpersonal skills. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol 2, Issue 1, February 2014, pp. 31-38. Resource: Hunter, D. (2007.) The art of facilitation: the essentials for leading great meetings and creating group synergy. Jossey Bass. San Francisco, CA Additional Readings as provided on Wattle.|
|6||Lecture No 6 with group activities and discussions Knowledge: Its Generation, Sharing and Flow in Teams and Organisations||Content: The nature of knowledge Tacit and explicit knowledge Knowledge generation and sharing in work teams and organisations Activities: Understanding tacit knowledge Team meetings with the Project Client Readings: Marshall, R. J. and Begeman, M. (2005) Necessary but not sufficient: the role of expertise in technical team success. Cutter IT Journal. Vol 18, No 2, pp. 5-10. Kudaravalli, S. Faraj, S. and Johnson, S. L. (2017.) How to get experts to work together effectively. Harvard Business Review. May 10, 2017. Additional readings as provided on Wattle Reflection on Project Team formation due Tuesday Week 6.|
|7||Lecture No 8 with group activities and discussions Creativity and Innovation||Content: Creativity and innovation in work teams Enhancing individual and team creativity Organisational support for creativity Activities: Team creativity challenge Progressing team project Team meetings with the Project Client (if required) Readings: Sunstein, C. R. and Hastie, R. (2004). Making Dumb Groups Smarter. Harvard Business Review. December, 2004. On-line edition: https://hbr.org/2014/12/making-dumb-groups-smarter. Additional readings as provided on Wattle|
|8||Lecture No 8 with group activities and discussions Decision Making for Individuals and Teams Anzac Day Public Holiday - Lecture will recorded and posted on-line||Models of decision making Matching decision tools to decision models Decision making in teams Activities: Decision making challenges in teams Progressing team project Team meetings with the Project Client (if required) Readings: Krogerus, M. and Tschappeler, R. (2011). The Decision Book. Fifty models for strategic thinking. Profile Books Ltd. London. Additional readings as provided on Wattle|
|9||Lecture No 9 with group activities and discussions Rewards and Recognition for Individuals and Teams||Rewarding individual and team performance Extrinsic and intrinsic rewards The relationship between rewards and motivation Activities: Case studies in team rewards Progressing team project Team meetings with the Project Client (if required) Readings: Aime, F et al. (2010). Legitimacy of team rewards: Analyzing legitimacy as a condition for the effectiveness of team incentive designs. Journal of Business Research, Vol. 63 (2010) pp. 60-66. Additional readings as provided on Wattle|
|10||Lecture No 10 with group activities and discussions Getting to High Performance in Teams||The meaning of high performance in teams Indicators of high performance Benefits of high performance Activities: Assessing the performance of our project teams Progressing team project Team meetings with the Project Client (if required) Readings: O'Neill, T. A. and Salas, E. (2018). Creating high performance teamwork in organisations. Human Resource Management Review. Vol 28. pp. 325-331. Additional readings as provided on Wattle|
|11||Lecture No 11 with group activities and discussions Summary of Key Research on Work Team Effectiveness||Research on work team effectiveness Key research findings The future of work and teams Activities: Brainstorming questions/issues for future research Progressing team project Final team meetings with the Project Client (if required) Readings: Mathieu, J. E. et al. (2019). Embracing complexity: Reviewing the past decade of of team effectiveness research. Annu. Rev. Organ. Psychol. Organ. Behav. 2019. Vol 6. pp. 17–46. Additional readings as provided on Wattle|
|12||Week 12 - Team Presentations to Class and Stakeholders||Presentation to Client and Class on Team Projects (live or via Zoom) Questions from Client, stakeholders and other teams Written report on team project due on 6 June|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Personal Reflection on Leadership Capability and Learning Objectives||20 %||10/03/2023||17/03/2023||1|
|Personal Reflection on Formation of Project Team||20 %||31/03/2023||18/04/2023||3|
|Team Consulting Project||50 %||02/06/2023||30/06/2023||2,4,5,7,9|
|Student Participation||10 %||02/06/2023||30/06/2023||3,5,6,7,8,9|
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The mode of delivery is "dual delivery" to allow on campus and off campus students to engage with each other. Lectures may be streamed live through ZOOM, recorded and made available on Echo360 and Wattle. Participation is expected in all classes and assessments. 10% of the grade for the class will be allocated for contribution to and participation in class activities and on-line discussion forums.
There is no examination for this course.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1
Personal Reflection on Leadership Capability and Learning Objectives
Each class participant will write a paper of no more than 1,500 words (references excluded) summarising the following:
- How they would describe their team leadership style to a fellow team member.
- A personal assessment of their own team leadership experiences and capability, including areas of current skill and areas for improvement.
- What they hope to learn from this course and why.
The paper should be based on ideas and concepts ideas from lectures, discussions and readings that are covered during the first two weeks of the course.
The paper is worth 20%.
Material in the written report that exceeds 1,500 words will not be read or marked.
Students will present a brief summary of their reflections to the class in Week 3. The presentation is worth 0% and is for practice, feedback and sharing knowledge within the class.
Additional details and marking criteria will be posted on Wattle at beginning of the semester (by end of Week 1).
Due date: Friday, 10 March 2023, 4 pm, Week 3
Form of submission: Turnitin via Wattle
Return of Assessment: Friday, 17 March 2023, Week 4
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 3
Personal Reflection on Formation of Project Team
Each student will write a personal reflection on the formation and early stages of the development of their Project Team. The reflection should be informed by one of the established models of team formation. It should include an assessment of what the team has done well, any gaps or deficiencies in the team formation process so far and suggestions for enhancing performance for the remainder of the project. The length of the report should not exceed 2,000 words.
Material in the written report that exceeds 2,000 words will not be read or marked.
The reflection is worth 20%.
Students will be encouraged to share their personal reflection with other team members.
Additional assessment details and marking criteria will be posted on Wattle at beginning of the semester (by end of Week 3).
Due date: Friday, 31 March 2023, 4 pm, Week 6
Form of submission: Turnitin via Wattle
Return of Assessment: 18 April 2023, Week 7
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2,4,5,7,9
Team Consulting Project
The project will require teams to develop recommendations for a client company that is interested in establishing a team-based approach within a newly created division.
Teams will need to establish a relationship with a representative of the client organisation, understand the client's needs and present research-based and practical recommendations that the client can implement. Team membership will be organised in consultation with the course convener. The size of each team will be dependent on enrolments and student consultation.
The team report is worth 40%.
The word limit for the team's written report is 3,000 words, excluding the Executive Summary and references.
Material in the written report that exceeds 3,000 words will not be read or marked.
In addition, each student will write an individual addition to the team report which briefly summarises the contribution that he or she has made to the team report and what he or she has learned about influencing team decision making processes.
The word limit for the individual component of the report is 1,000 words, excluding references.
Material in the individual component of the report that exceeds 1,000 words will not be read or marked.
The individual component of the report is worth 10%.
A presentation of no more than 10 minutes will also be required from each team during the final week of the semester. The presentation is worth 0% and is for practice, feedback and sharing knowledge within the class.
Additional information and marking criteria will be posted on Wattle and provided in class at the start of the semester (by end of Week 3).
Extension requests will not be considered for the team report or presentation.
Class presentation date: Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 12 noon
Written Submission due: Friday, 2 June 2023, Examination Period
Form of submission: Turnitin via Wattle
Return of Assessment: With release of final grade on 29 June 2023.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 3,5,6,7,8,9
Students will be graded on their participation in class lectures and on-line discussion forums. Each student should make a constructive contribution to each topic during the week of the topic or the week immediately following the topic. Late contributions will not be included in the grading. This component is worth 10%.
Participation is related to students demonstrating an ability to:
- LO3 - Critique the strategies and behavioral approaches to managing individuals and team;
- LO5 - Summarize relevant empirical evidence regarding team performance;
- LO6 - Integrate evidence from diverse disciplines to find new ways of thinking and leading;
- LO7 - Coach their peers to higher levels of performance;
- LO8 - Develop new insights into your leadership style; and
- LO9 - Reflect on class and peer feedback provided during tasks and exercises to improve meta-cognitive and leadership skills.
Additional assessment details will be posted on Wattle at beginning of semester (by end of Week 1).
Due date: On-going
Form of submission: Weekly contributions to Discussion Forums
Return of Assessment: Interim participation marks will be provided after the mid-semester break. Semester participation marks will be released with final grades for the subject.
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