What is the difference between a team and a group? You may be wondering why such an apparently pedantic question is asked. However, the distinction between a team and a group has many implications for organisations and, in particular, the role of the manager, and is therefore worth exploring in some detail.
In this course, we shall explore the development of a collection of individuals who are gathered together from different parts of an organisation in order to fulfil the aspirations of senior management in pursuit of business excellence. Everyone at work, whether they be a typist or a managing director, has, at some stage, to work with others in a group. This may be a permanent group (such as a small department) or it may be a group which meets infrequently and which changes from time to time.
After participating in this course, you should be able to:
describe group processes
identify the stages of team development
recognise the characteristics and key abilities of effective teams
distinguish between effective teams and co-operative groups
describe the roles people play in teams
recognise the ways of resolving conflict
discuss factors which influence meetings positively
identify behaviour which helps decision making.
In working through this session, you will practise the following BTEC common skills:
- Managing and Developing Self
- Working with and Relating to others
- Managing Tasks and Solving Problems
- Applying Numeracy
- Applying Technology
- Applying Design and Creativity
Teams or Groups?
Stages in the development of teams
Characteristics of teams
Size of group
Margerison and McCann's team roles
Selection of team members
Meetings as aids to decision making
Tutor-marked Question Paper
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 20 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Teams and Groups (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate
Teams and Groups (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.