Today's business environment emphasizes implementing strategies, projects, and timelines. While organizations are frantic to find new ways to improve performance, they often ignore behavioral elements. Yet people’s behaviors are the factors that make or break organizational performance, not strategies, processes, or structures.
This course focuses on people-based strategies, management skills, and techniques that can be applied when working in a team environment. This comprehensive class discusses new and current models in team motivation and integrates the most significant concepts in team motivation and behaviors into a single set of principles called "Human Factors." These proven principles can be applied to the most challenging issues facing project managers today, including the following:
- Motivating a diverse workforce
- Facilitating team decisions
- Resolving interpersonal conflicts
- Managing difficult people
- Strengthening team accountability
- Creating informal power
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Identify and describe how motivation and behavior impact teamwork, project execution, and team success
- Analyze his/her personal "Human Factors"
- Describe the characteristics of each stage of team development and its effects on teamwork
- Apply management skills and techniques to a team environment
PrerequisitesIntroduction to Project Management (ENGR X452.01) recommended, or equivalent knowledge of fundamental project management concepts