Business and management studies

Leading Groups and Teams (LEAD)

Module code: N1536
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

Develop the skills to become an effective team leader. In this module, you are introduced to some of the commonly-faced issues of working in groups or teams, so you can gain the skills to lead. 

You look at:

  • team design
  • team composition
  • interpersonal dynamics.

You also learn the key processes that occur when group and team members work together, including:

  • communication
  • problem solving
  • decision-making
  • conflicts.

You recognise the outcomes that can be achieved as a result of a group or team working together efficiently.

Module learning outcomes

  • Apply the theories and concepts covered in the module to analyse the dynamics of social interactions within a group and team setting;
  • Understand how the role of leadership can come into play to address different group and team situations;
  • Understand both the benefits and challenges associated with team diversity, and as well as how to utilise diversity as a catalyst for creativity and innovations; and
  • Develop skills in communications, problem solving and decision making, and conflict resolutions in a group and team setting.