Course Detail

Leading and Managing Teams (38116)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Zinchenko, Elena
  • Content
    This is a course about teams: How to lead a team, ensure coordination, deal with difficult team members, maintain high motivation and morale, and improve teams' decision making and performance. As most companies shift to remote team coordination, making your team effective and cohesive becomes one of the central challenges. We will engage in simulation and analysis of the most common issues faced by teams, and review a wealth of emergent strategies from both startups and large corporations in addressing them. Students will be assigned to different teams weekly to conduct exercises and evaluate team dynamics and their own approaches to dealing with the,. In addition, students will be assigned to a team at the beginning of the quarter to conduct a real-world team analysis and intervention project.
    • Lectures

    • Discussion

    • Case Studies

    • Group Projects

    • Group Presentations

  • Prerequisites
    Cannot enroll in both 38116 and 38118: strict.  
  • Materials
    The Canvas site contains all the required readings; no textbook is required.
    • Canvas Site Available

  • Grades
    Class participation, Midterm exam, Team consulting project. No pass/fail grades.
    • Graded attendance/participation

    • Allow Provisional Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)

    • Early Final Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)

    Assessment & Testing
    • Midterm

    • Final Presentation

    • Final Project

    • No pass/fail grades

  • Syllabus
  • Autumn 2021Section: 38116-01M 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper CenterC03In-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: March 30 2022