Class Highlight - Building High-Performance Teams

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What class?

LSAL 5283 – Building High-Performance Teams

Why is it cool?

Good teams are essential to any organization’s success. When teams are successful, motivation and productivity increase and extraordinary things can happen.

Just look at what happened in The Avengers. Nick Fury took Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye—a group of people who normally might not mingle—and created an effective team that worked together to save the world.

Learn how to create real teams that maximize organizational productivity.

Knowing how to build effective teams is invaluable to a leader. In Building High-Performance Teams, students will learn how to manage challenges before performance suffers by integrating team building into their personal leadership skill set.

Through reading assignments, videos, discussions and weekly personal blog posts, students will discover the difference between groups and teams. They will learn how to transform a group into a team and how to create a plan that ensures these teams deliver tangible results.

Perhaps the best way to measure the success of a leader is the effectiveness of the team or organizations he or she leads. By learning to identify conflict, lack of commitment and other issues before they spiral out of control, students will learn how to create real teams that maximize organizational productivity.

Talk to your advisor to see if this class might be right for you, or see what else is offered by the College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.