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1709: Teampower: Developing and empowering teams in a modern working environment
31 Jan
31. Jan. 2020

1709: Teampower: Developing and empowering teams in a modern working environment




Dr. Jennifer Thomsen, MBA


Friday, 31st January 2020, 03pm-08pm and
Saturday, 01st February 2020, 09am-05pm as well as
Friday, 28th February 2020, 03pm-08pm and
Saturday, 29th February 2020, 09am-05pm (at the full hour)

Course Content:

Working in teams has always been a vital skill across industries. In a modern working environment, we are often tasked with taking multiple roles and participating in various teams, often simultaneously. In fact, a recent publication reviewed 20 years of data and concluded that employees and managers spend up to 50% of their workday working collaboratively (Cross 2016). However, the same paper determined that 20% to 35% of value-added collaborations come from only 3% to 5% of employees. Therefore, to take advantage of collaborations, it is important to know what makes a good team and how to empower a team to reach its goal.
This course will look at the concept of teams, established theory in relation to team building, the roles of team members and soft skills required to efficiently manage and participate in effective teams. The course takes on an interactive format allowing students to test and improve their team working skills in the classroom through participative role play, case study and friendly competition.

Learning Goals:

This course aims to increase personal awareness and improve individual ability to build and work in effective teams. At the end of the course, you should be able to

  • clearly differentiate between a team and a group,
  • understand the phases of team development and performance,
  • and gain an improved awareness of the fluctuating role of teams in the modern workplace.

You should also,

  • develop an awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses with the aim to improve upon strengths and minimize weaknesses, 
  • establish tools for effective communication including giving and receiving feedback and resolving conflicts.

Study Performance:

Fully present in all course meetings, active participation in practical exercises and role-playing games, reflection on practical exercises, presentation of work results, possibly completion of team tasks between the block meetings.


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2 Credits Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree at Leibniz University of Hanover, further information regarding your course of studies on the website: Anrechnung der Leistungspunkte

Fächerübergreifender Bachelor „Schulischer Schwerpunkt“
a) Studienbeginn vor 01.10.2019: Pflichtmodul Schlüsselkompetenzen Bereich B
b) Studienbeginn nach 01.10.2019: Pflichtmodul Schlüsselkompetenzen Bereich B

Fächerübergreifender Bachelor „Außerschulischer Schwerpunkt“:
Pflichtmodul Schlüsselkompetenzen Bereich B

B.Sc. Technical Education
a) Studienbeginn vor 01.10.2019: Pflichtmodul Schlüsselkompetenzen Bereich C
b) Studienbeginn nach dem 01.10.2019: Pflichtmodul Schlüsselkompetenzen Bereich C



31. Jan. 2020


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