Global Team Leadership, 3 cr (Master's level)avaa tulostusnäkymä

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    02.06.2023 - 22.06.2023
    21.05.2023 mennessä
    Jyväskylä, Rajakatu 35
    To succeed in the global economy today, more and more companies are relying on a geographically dispersed workforce. They build teams that offer the best functional expertise from around the world, combined with deep, local knowledge of the most promising markets. They draw on the benefits of international diversity, bringing together people from many cultures with varied work experiences and different perspectives on strategic and organizational challenges. All this helps multinational companies compete in the current business environment.
But when team members come from different countries and functional backgrounds and are working in different locations, communication can rapidly deteriorate, misunderstanding can ensue, and cooperation can degenerate into distrust. When geographically dispersed team members perceive a power imbalance, they often come to feel that there are in-groups and out-groups.
The team is a single entity, even though individual members may be very different from one another. The leader should encourage sensitivity to differences but look for ways to bridge them and build unity.
It’s important to remind team members that they share a common purpose and to direct their energy toward business-unit or corporate goals. The leader should periodically highlight how everyone’s work fits into the company’s overall strategy and advances its position in the market.
Good communication among coworkers drives effective knowledge sharing, decision making, coordination, and, ultimately, performance results. The team members who can communicate best in the organization’s lingua franca (usually English) often exert the most influence, while those who are less fluent often become inhibited and withdraw. Flexibility and appreciation for diversity are at the heart of managing a global team.
    It’s a small world. Leaders who recognize, and embrace, this are on their way to organizational growth. To stay ahead of the curve, these leaders understand the value of global teams. They also understand the nuances in leading them, and they have the skills to work with these nuances. That allows them to not only overcome challenges, but it propels them to higher levels of achievement.

The goal of this course is to set students up for success in leading global teams, whether they are formal teams or informal teams.

This course will first dive into foundational elements of leading across global locations, across cultures, across types of teams, and across leadership roles. In addition to that, we will look at the growing digital nomad population and what that means for global team leadership.

This course will cover:

• Global ecosystems and the role of partnerships in leading global teams

• Motivation and cultures

• Differences and valuable perspectives

• Formal and informal leadership in a global context

• Logistics in global leadership

This course includes the following elements:

• Constant interaction

• A mix of reading, examples, exercises, and journaling

• An abundance of tools used in class and in real life, with an explanation of the relevant theories

• Hands-on experience
    45 €. If you are an unemployed jobseeker or an asylum seeker, the studies are free of charge. Studies are also free for people who have fled Ukraine and are in Finland with temporary protection -status. In these cases, do not proceed to online payment and use the secure email to submit the certificate without delay. Instructions:
    Teacher- Visiting Professor JIll Hellman
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    The course code is YHGS1005-3003. Use the code to view the course schedule at NOTE! Online courses may not have a schedule.