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Teambuilding & Teamwork

level of course unit

2. Study cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• can formulate realistic personal objectives.
• know the basic concepts of communicative processes.
• understand the basics of group dynamics as well as cooperation, negotiation and conflict resolution.
• can manage groups and lead small teams and know approaches to personnel management.
• are familiar with concepts such as self-efficacy, self-control, resilience and self-management and can reflect on these in relation to their own work-life balance.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Basic information on communicative processes and effects
• Fundamentals of cooperation, negotiation, conflict resolution as well as group dynamics and team leadership
• Self-efficacy, self-control, resilience, self-management, work-life balance

recommended or required reading

• Coryell, Eric: Revolutionize Teamwork: How to Create and Lead Accountable Teams. Simple Truth (latest edition)
• Mischel Walter: The Marshmallow Test. Random House (latest edition)
• Watzlawick, Paul; Beavin, Janet H.; Jackson, Don D.: Pragmatics of Human Communication. Norton (latest edition)

assessment methods and criteria

term paper

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)