Teamwork in universities. READ THIS FIRST!
Part One: Basics and context
What do we mean by `a team'?
The benefits of working in a team
Academic teamwork and the job market
Part Two: Getting started
Get in your groups
Get to know one another
Formulate your ground rules
The value of ground rules
Check out your assignment and plan your work
The project brief
The elements of project work
Programmes of work: the `critical path'
Part Three: How are we doing?
Progress on the project
Progress from `group' to `team'
Part Four: Perspectives on team behaviour
Tensions: the task, the team and the individual
Management systems and team organization
Team development: forming, storming, norming, performing ...
The decision-making process
Cultural traits and differences
Individual traits: `cats' and `dogs'
Part Five: Teamwork issues and solutions
The task: getting the work done
Getting help from your teachers
Sharing the work load: `social loafing'
The `free rider' problem
Focusing on the task
Taking decisions: `risky shift', `group polarization' and `groupthink'
Personal and inter-personal issues
The group that doesn't storm
Getting your multi-cultural group to `bond'
Do teams need leaders?
Dealing with a team member who tries to dominate
Working constructively with someone you don't like
Finding your place in the team
Part Six: Benefiting from the experience
Getting feedback - including appreciation
Applying for jobs
Polishing up your CV
Group tests in assessment centres
Notes and references
Background and acknowledgments