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Are you always the quiet one when it comes to group discussion? This free course, Groups and teamwork, will help you improve your working relationships with other people in groups of three or more. The course also deals with project life cycles, project management and the role of the leader.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- describe the main features of work groups and teams
- discuss the main group processes that affect work group or team effectiveness
- describe the main features of projects, project teams and project management
- discuss some types of theories about effective leadership.
- Current section: Introduction
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- 1 course outline
- 2 Reading 1 Groups and teams
- 3 Reading 2 Working in groups
- 4 Reading 3 Projects and project teams
- 5 Reading 4 Leadership
- 5.1 The leader's role
- 5.2 Leaders and authority
- 5.3 Leadership theories
- 5.4 Conclusions
- Keep on learning
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Groups and teamwork
Are you always the quiet one when it comes to group discussion? This course will help you improve your working relationships with other people in groups of three or more. This course also deals with project life cycles, project management and the role of the leader.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 1 study in
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Engineering and Technology courses or view the range of currently available OU Engineering and Technology courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 17th March 2016
Last updated on: Thursday, 17th March 2016
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