COMM 252 : Team Skills

Transcript title

Team Skills

Credits

1

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

10

Lecture hours

10

Description

Provides an overview of the systems nature of small groups with a focus on decision-making, leadership and the communication climate of team settings.

Learning outcomes

1. Describe several individual accountability measures in team assignments.
2. Identify techniques by which team members can improve communication within the team
3. Describe standards of evaluation the teamwork for yourself and your peers.
4. Enumerate several individual accountability measures in team assignments.
5. Discuss major approaches to making team decisions.

Content outline

1. Team Definitions
a. Groups Contrasted
b. Examples—Model and Dysfunctional
2. Team Elements
a. Membership
b. Leadership
c. Goal Setting
3. Team Processes
a. Decision Making Options
i. Muddling Through (Philipsen)
ii. Majority Rule (Tradition—Britain)
iii. Standard Agenda (Dewey)
iv. Consensus (Hirokawa)
b. Transparency
c. Team-talk
d. Task and Maintenance Roles
e. Self and Peer Assessment

Required materials

Traditional course materials: Pens, paper, textbook.

Grading methods

Grades will be determined by exam, final paper, and class participation.

Outside of
expected

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