Teamwork - Theories, Design and Dynamics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode EBB110A05
Vaknaam Teamwork - Theories, Design and Dynamics
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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Leerdoelen 1.Recognize the skills required for HR officers
2.Identify an appropriate theory to approach and analyze a conflict situation
3.Take perspectives of different organizational actors
4.Suggest theory driven and evidence based potential solutions to the problem at hand
5.Justify why the chosen theoretical approach is appropriate
6.Describe and analyze in writing a conflict situation in an organizational context, including the actors, their underlying motivation, and the problem
7.Reflect on the articles that accompany the lectures and apply the insights gained from these to actual and recent organizational events.
Omschrijving This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand and appropriately respond to team dynamics in organizational contexts. As an HRM officer, you need to be aware of the complex relationships that affect processes in organizations. You also need to understand at which relationship level a problem is situated in order to address the problem appropriately. Therefore, team work is approached from a relational perspective, treating teams and organizations as dynamic entities. The lectures combine insights on organizational behavior with recent research from social and organizational psychology. The relevance of recent empirical findings will be illustrated relating them with theory and practice. Via lectures and reading of the literature, students will acquire advanced knowledge about the dynamics that unfold in organizational contexts. Through analyzing case studies and by working on assignments, students will learn to take into account different perspectives on critical situations in organizations. Working on the assignments will enable students to understand employees’ needs, team level variables, and organizational features and how these three levels interact.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, zelfstudie
(also Group supervision)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en)
(Group assignments and Individual assignments)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. S. Täuber
Docent(en) dr. S. Täuber
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Two scientific articles per lecture (via Nestor) Various
Opmerkingen Students should be familiar with analysing case studies. If they are not, they should be willing to read additional literature preparing them to analyse case studies.
For more information contact the coordinator:, +31 (0)50 3637302 or the secretary +31 (0)50 3634288
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  (minor Internship Business Project) 3 semester I a keuzegroep
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  (minor B&M/TM) 3 semester I a keuze
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 3 semester I a keuze
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Human Resource Management/HRM) 1 semester I a verplicht