Building a Team

Free

Overview

*This credential is only available to current RMIT students


Of all the challenges you can face in the workplace, managing a team can be one of the toughest. All too often, small frictions, personality differences and lack of trust can turn a team of skilled individuals into a dysfunctional, unproductive mess. So when you’re building a team, having a fundamental understanding of team relationships and dynamics makes all the difference. 


This course gives you practical strategies for building a productive team and fostering a collaborative environment, one that encourages teamwork, boosts productivity and gets everyone driving toward the same goal.


Building a Team has been developed in collaboration with EY.

Skills and learning outcomes

  • Devise a team communication strategy that includes a plan for sharing information and updates
  • Dealing with diverse communication styles
  • Appraise and select appropriate team communication tools
  • Devise a strategy for dealing with conflict and team feedback mechanisms


Content

  • What is a team? Define what a team and what a team isn’t
  • Team formation
  • Working with Others
    • Demonstrate the benefits of diversity and inclusiveness
  • Cooperation in action
    • Rules of engagement around communication
    • Outline the benefits of ‘rules of engagement’ in structuring a team
  • Adaptability/versatility
    • Ways we can adjust our style/behaviour to benefit working with others in a team
    • Different types of behaviour
    • Challenges/impact

How does it work ?

By completing online activities and assessments, the earner of this credential demonstrated an understanding of practical team-building skills, and how to use them to develop a cooperative, close-knit team.

When can I do it ?