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Insegnamento a.a. 2020-2021

20159 - SEMINARI PER LO SVILUPPO DI ABILITA' COMPORTAMENTALI / BEHAVIOURAL SKILLS SEMINARS

Dipartimento di Management e Tecnologia / Department of Management and Technology


Per la lingua del corso verificare le informazioni sulle classi/
For the instruction language of the course see class group/s below

Vai alle classi / Go to class group/s: 22

EMIT (2 cfu - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/10)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento / Course Director:
MASSIMO MAGNI

Classes: 22 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 22: CASSANDRA RAE CHAMBERS

Class group/s taught in English

Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The evolution of the global context requires the development of managerial skills that are aimed at integrating knowledge between team members. In particular, recent research outline the importance of dealing with different perspectives, manage conflict, and influence others. These seminars have the aim to favor the development of such skills in order to allow individuals to integrate knowledge and develop innovative solutions.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The seminars focuses on the following topics:

  • Team dynamics and team building.
  • Conflict in teams.
  • Diversity in teams and within organizations.
  • Team leadership and problem solving techniques
  • Teaming in a virtual setting.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Understand the main drivers of effective teamwork.
  • Understand the sources of conflict and its consequences.
  • Understand the value of diversity within the team and the organization.
  • Understand how team dynamics operate in a virtual setting.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Deal with different conflicting situations on the basis of the team goal.
  • Leverage on diversity as a source of value for the team.
  • Organize team activities in order to prevent pitfalls and maximize members contribution.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS

Team-based simulations: students are involved in several simulations and role playing related to conflict, diversity and teamwork.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Because of the active interaction and the continuous feedback (from peers and instructors), attending students are evaluated on the basis of their active and continuous contribution throughout the entire duration of the seminars.

    • Final evaluation: pass/fail.

     

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Not-attending students are evaluated through a written exam (multiple choice) entirely based on the readings indicated in the "teaching material" section". The exam is aimed at evaluating students’ ability to recognize the main elements that characterize effective teamwork and influential presentations.

    • Final evaluation: pass/fail.

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Materials distributed in class (simulations) and instructor’s slides.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The not-attending exam will be entirely based on the following readings:

    • Gratton, L., & Erickson, T. J. (2007). Eight ways to build collaborative teams. Harvard Business Review, 85(11), 100.
    • Hughes, J., & Weiss, J. (2007). Want collaboration? Accept–and actively manage–conflict. Harvard Business Review.
    • Ibarra, H., & Hansen, M. T. (2011). Are you a collaborative leader. Harvard Business Review, 89(7/8), 68-74.
    • Abele, J. (2011). Bringing minds together. Harvard Business Review, 89(7-8), 86-93.
    • McDermott, R., & Archibald, D. (2010). Harnessing your staff’s informal networks. Harvard Business Review, 88(3), 82-89.
    • Hansen, M. T. (2009). When internal collaboration is bad for your company. Harvard Business Review, 87(4), 82-88.
    • Pisano, G. P., & Verganti, R. (2008). Which kind of collaboration is right for you. Harvard Business Review, 86(12), 78-86.
    Last change 24/08/2020 17:00