This course is part of our workplace skills 101 series, designed for companies and organisations. The series is taught by an Industrial and Organisational (IO) Psychologist. So what is IO Psychology? IO psychologists focus on the behaviour of employees in the workplace. They apply psychological principles and research methods to improve the overall work environment, including performance, communication, professional satisfaction and safety. They can do this through a number of ways, such as observation, or in this case, through workshops and online courses aimed at employees.
There are many variables that determine how well an organisation or company operates. Effective communication and conflict resolution, process evaluation, professional competence and effective management are examples of the components necessary for businesses to succeed. Often, shortcomings in any of these areas can be traced back to the ways employees are selected, trained, share information or interact. IO psychologists use their knowledge of human behaviour to address these challenges.
IO psychology techniques can be applied to all types of organisational and workplace settings, such as manufacturing, commercial enterprises, labor unions and health care facilities. Specific applications can include creative strategic thinking, delegating skills, effective decision-making strategies, team development, emotional intelligence for teams, performance feedback and coaching, leadership skills, and work-life balance.
How does this class work?
This is a virtual, live online class, taught by a tutor in real-time. It requires a minimum of five learners to run (i.e. you’ll need to enrol 5 learners). The customer (e.g. organisation/company) can select their own class date/s. The tutor will use diagrams, illustrations, and examples to teach the course. You will also be provided with digital course material (where necessary), that you will use during the course. The tutor will give students the opportunity to interact with him/her during or after the lessons.
Key features of class:
- 1-day, 4hr live, online workshop
- Taught by an IO Psychologist
- Requires a minimum of five learners to run
- The customer (i.e. organisation/company) can select their own class date/s
- Course material provided, where necessary
- Course can be taken remotely, from any where in the world
- Ideal for both concentrated or dispersed employees
- No exams required upon completion of course
What’s covered in this workshop?
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to empower team members to identify team dynamics; work together more effectively to understand how teamwork aligns with personal goals while accomplishing the organisation’s vision; learn how to avoid the five common dysfunctions that can prevent a team from working cohesively. You’ll also learn how effective team building integrates communication techniques and powerful interpersonal strategies and how to help team members to identify team dynamics to work together more effectively.
Why team development is one of the most important investments an organisation can make
Team development is the process by which teams come together and organise themselves to achieve their objectives through progressing tasks and developing effective relationships both within and outside the team.
Team development builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. Effective team development means more engaged employees, which is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line. When people communicate and collaborate well in their respective teams, and when all the workers in a company act like one big team, it’s easy to make progress towards business goals.
What do I need to participate in this class?
All you need is an internet connection and a device, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC, and an internet connection. We recommend you access it using either a laptop or desktop computer through Google Chrome.
If you have any questions about this course, please feel free to reach out to our support team via email (email@example.com) or phone (020 3095 0468). We’re available to answer your questions, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm UK time.