Overhead Reduction Task Force Essay
| |Section 16721R |
| |JKP 102, Wednesdays 6:00 – 10:00 pm |
| |Summer 2013 |
Terance J. Wolfe, Ph.D.
Email: email@example.com Office: Bridge 307-F Phone: 213.740.0765 FAX: 213.740.3582 Office …show more content…
There are useful theories, frameworks and concepts based upon decades of social science research that inform our understanding of high performance teams. These will be used as the backdrop for our activities. This course will be guided by theory, but it will focus on practice.
This course is very applied in nature. It is based on the premise that there are a set of finite, specific, learnable skills essential to effective work team performance. The focus of this class is the identification and development of those skills. As such, the majority of class time will be engaged in experiential skill-building activities.
Organizations are always in pursuit of competitive advantage – at least they should be! High performance teams, as an aspect of organizational culture, can provide an organization with a unique and extremely difficult to imitate source of competitive advantage.
The objectives of this course will focus on the requisite knowledge and skills to build and lead high performing teams. At the conclusion of this course, participants should:
1. Know and understand critical underlying theories and concepts that guide the formation, development and leadership of high performance work teams.
2. Know and understand eight essential skills necessary for superior work team performance.
3. Demonstrate practice mastery of the eight