Overview

This unit provides a strong insight into and experience of leading, following and working in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. It entails an understanding and experience of teamwork as the key to working with the complexity of contemporary business and enterprise, whether global or local.

Requisites

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
HE Block 7
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
09-October-2023
19-November-2023
Last self-enrolment date
09-October-2023
Census date
20-October-2023
Last withdraw without fail date
03-November-2023
Results released date
22-December-2023
Term 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
14-April-2024
Last self-enrolment date
26-February-2024
Census date
08-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
22-March-2024
Results released date
14-May-2024
HE Block 7
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
07-October-2024
17-November-2024
Last self-enrolment date
07-October-2024
Census date
18-October-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
01-November-2024
Results released date
17-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the reciprocal interpersonal dynamics which involve self and others
  • Critically evaluate responses triggered by the anxiety associated with complexity and ‘wicked’ problems
  • Apply problem solving to explain how groups function and how you and others influence that functioning in conscious and unconscious ways
  • Reflect on and take responsibility for their learning and self-management to improve your leadership capability

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Block Teaching
3.00 12 weeks 36
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
TOTAL150

Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 10 - 20% 2,3,4 
JournalIndividual 40 - 60% 1,2,4 
ProjectGroup 30 - 40% 1,2,3,4 

Content

  • Understanding leadership and the choice to lead
  • Performing in multi-functional/cultural teams
  • Group development and decision-making; real-time awareness of group processes (conscious, unconscious)
  • Reflective practice: observing, generalising and applying learning
  • An introduction to group dynamics
  • Relevance of “Self “and “Other” awareness, psychological presence and teamwork

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.