With good reason there is mounting concern that organizational groups and teams often fail to learn from their experience. This is deeply troubling because groups and teams are often the main ways that work gets done in organizations.
Behind the success and failure of teams lies team culture. But what exactly is culture? How and why does it contribute to success and failure? In this course, you will learn how to recognize aspects of team culture of which most people are normally unaware.
It is often these seemingly unimportant aspects that have the greatest effect on the outcomes of group tasks. Your recognition of them will enable you to more effectively form, join, and lead teams. You will also come to appreciate the role of ritual and symbols in the daily operation of teams, as well as in situations of change and crisis. Knowledge of the ideas and information in this class will enable you to be not only a better team player but also a more effective team leader.
Week 1: Course Overview
Week 2: Why Culture Matters in Organizations
Week 3: Crossing Cultural Boundaries
Week 4: Team Rituals and Symbols
Week 5: Effecting Cultural Continuity and Change
Course 1 of 5 in the Culture-Driven Team Building Specialization.