Understanding Team Dynamics & Styles, Plain & Simple
What you'll learn
- Describe why highly functional teams are important .
- Understand the 4 basic styles of team members
- Analyze the student's individual team style
- Discuss how to adapt your management style to be more effective in teams
- There are no course requirements or prerequisites. This course in a foundation course.
Note: This course was recently updated (Dec 2022)
WHY IS THIS COURSE IMPORTANT?
Many organizations struggle with how to gain consensus on the extremely important initiatives that face it. Many team members struggle with how to communicate effectively with fellow team members, especially when those team members come from a different mindset than themselves. This often leads to project failure and sometimes even the failure of the entire organization. Learning how to deal with other points of view is of critical importance.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS COURSE?
In this course you will learn how to
Define your team style
Define the other styles of team members
Analyze how to deal with team members of an opposite style
Apply this to your organization
This course includes:
An assignment to determine your style and how to work other styles
Significant number of resources to do a deeper dive into this topic.
WHO IS THE IDEAL STUDENT FOR THIS COURSE?
You will learn a lot from this course if you are
Curious about what exactly your style is
Struggling with ineffective teams
Challenged by dealing with other points of view
WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?
My teaching style is a very pragmatic one. I assume you know nothing about this topic and start with the foundation and build from there. Some of these concepts could be challenging, so I sprinkle in as many examples as I can, both non healthcare and healthcare, to assure full understanding of the topic. This is why I have appended "Plain and Simple" to all my courses.
WHY ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO TEACH THIS COURSE?
I spent 35 years in the designing and launching of medical imaging products and services. My career evolved from leading engineering teams, to becoming VP Marketing and then to president of a Healthcare IT firm. It is also based on 15 years of university teaching.
Who this course is for:
- Those who have had difficulty working in a team structure
- Those wanting to learn how to be more effective in teamwork
- Those wanting to learn how high functional teams can improve healthcare
- The eternally curious
Tom Giordano is a 28 year veteran of Philips Healthcare. He retired in 2005 as Vice President of Marketing, where he was responsible for 240 marketing professionals and several billion dollars in product. Through his career, Tom held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Philips, starting in engineering, progressing to product management, then marketing management and finally senior level business leadership. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award from Philips for forming a new entrepreneurial business unit that tripled sales in 18 months. Tom played a key role as a course developer and instructor in the management development and executive training efforts with the Philips High Potential Development Center.
Following his retirement from Philips, Tom joined the adjunct faculty of the graduate business schools of the University of New Haven in Connecticut and the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently holds a positiion as "Executive in Residence" at the University of New Haven and continues to teach there with exceptionally high student reviews.
In 2009, while teaching at UW and UNH, he became President of Sectra Healthcare North America for 2 years to lead a very successful turnaround effort.
Tom built a very successful internship program between Philips and the University of Washington and served as a mentor there for 15 years. He also served as a mentor in the University of Washington mentor program and was featured in the book "Mentoring Moments" by Susan Canfield.
Tom serves as chairman of the Patient Advisory Council of Saint Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT
Tom holds executive coaching certifications with both Lore International and Tilt 360. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a MS degree in Engineering from the University of Florida.