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PSYC5518 Team Work

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Teams are a key element of most organisations and are central to effective organisational performance. Teams can take many shapes or forms, can be created for a variety of objectives, and can be put in place for a variety of durations, ranging from a few hours to permanent.
This unit covers various aspects of team work, including group dynamics and processes, team design, team effectiveness, personality and diversity in teams, shared mental models, and virtuality. Students will be introduced to the latest research and insights in these areas and have opportunities to apply their learning in practice in class exercises and assignments. The unit prepares the students to be able to provide effective guidance to organisations regarding team work design, team composition and team processes.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts, models and theories relevant to team work; (2) critically evaluate the usefulness of concepts, models or theories relating to team work for a variety of work settings and situations; and (3) confidently apply major concepts, models and theories relevant to team work.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) team project; (2) individual assignment 1; and (3) individual assignment 2. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Laura Fruhen
Unit rules
Enrolment in 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 73290 Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology
Contact hours
up to 1.5 hr of online lectures per week; on average 1.5 hr of interactive online workshop per week (up to 3 of which will be offered f2f for multi-mode enrolments)

Readings will consist of scientific publications to be provided via the Learning Management System.

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