Team Building

Course Number: MSD 177
Transcript Title: Team Building
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 10, 2016
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Course Description

Discusses what team building is, why it is important, how to start it, how to manage the team building process, 12 components of generating team building development, and some selected tools for team building. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Build, motivate, and lead a diverse team to perform productively in an organization.
  2. Assess and reward team performance.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Various individual and/or group skill-building activities such as role-plays,case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
  • Complete exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Identifying personal and team values
  • Building self esteem
  • Adapting to change
  • Active listening
  • Conflict management
  • Facilitation
  • Oral and written communication
  • Assessment
  • Problem solving

General Concepts

  • Personal and team values
  • Managing differences/conflicts
  • Assessment: readiness, effectiveness, rewards
  • Implementing steps for team building
  • Communication styles
  • Aligning team goals with organizational goals
  • Fixing broken teams


  • Establishing the team concept in a work group
  • Assessing readiness and rewarding effectiveness


  • Identifying potential problems
  • Creating a motivating climate
  • Conflicting perceptions