Teams and Team Working in Organizations

Instructor Stefano Cirella
Duration 6 hours
Period First semester
Dates 13/10/2022 at 17:00-19:00
13/10/2022 at 19:00-21:00
Third class to be agreed with students

Course objectives

This course is designed to encourage students to think and reflect upon the nature of teams and team working. In particular, the module encourages students to consider different aspects and dynamics of team working that are, so often, taken for granted and in so doing provides students with an understanding of core issues that shape team working and its effectiveness.

Content summary

  • Definitions and typologies of groups and teams
  • Team lifecycles in terms of relations and tasks
  • Team problem solving and reaching consensus

Teaching methods

Lectures and teamwork


  • Slides and materials will be used during the course
  • Optional academic articles for further study TBA
  • Optional book for further study: Cirella, S. (2015). Teoria e pratica del Comportamento Organizzativo. Carocci Editore (in Italian)