Open many management theory textbooks and the concepts of team working, group dynamics and collaborative working will be to the fore. Delve a little deeper, and tools such as 360 degree appraisals, personality inventories and psychometric testing may be discussed as a means for developing effective teams. This session will take a relatively light-hearted look at the constituent parts of a Research Office team, where often individuals are asked to be specialists in a particular subject matter but also generalists in terms of knowledge of the research lifecycle. They are often the sole custodian of a particular function yet are required to demonstrate team working at all times.They usually need to be enthusiasts for research while ensuring strict compliance with procedure. As a result, the Research Office team can be a place where a wide range of personalities, behaviours and characters meet – or perhaps collide. This session looks at ways of understanding the people within the team, their view of themselves and the perceptions of others. It suggests how informal approaches to the use of team role theory can produce meaningful results and help build empathy and understanding for stronger working relationships.
|Theme:||Service Organisation and Delivery|
|Time:||11:30 - 12:45|
|Date:||7th Jun 2016|
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