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How teams work

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This free course, How teams work, provides an introduction to working in virtual project teams by explaining terms and concepts related to teams and to projects. The complexity of the interaction of people and technology is highlighted.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the issues and processes that relate to team formation and development in a virtual context
  • identify barriers to effective team work in a virtual environment and propose solutions
  • review and comment on team activities in a virtual environment and develop insights to make informed judgements and recommendations for future good practice
  • synthesise theory and practical experience to make recommendations for good practice in new team environments.

By: The Open University

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How teams work


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In this course we shall explore some of the concepts, issues and theories that apply when working as a member of a team. Some of these factors are generally applicable to all teams – both face-to-face and virtual. Other factors are enhanced, reduced or changed by the degree to which the team is a virtual team.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in Management [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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