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Description of the course

This course starts with defining teams in layman’s terms. Then an academic definition is provided. It aims to explain the differences between teams and groups, two concepts that are sometimes used interchangeably. Moreover, the course provides two different models of team development. It argues that teams have become very popular in the workplace and discusses the reasons for the rising popularity of teams. In the last part of the course, traditional and contemporary challenges in teamwork are explained.

Learning Outcomes - What will I learn from this course?

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

·         Define teams,

·         State the differences between teams and groups,

·         Comprehend the stages of team development,

·         List the reasons for the recent popularity of teams,

·         Explain the traditional challenges of teamwork,

·         Convey the contemporary challenges of teamwork.

Why should I take this course?

You should take this course if you want to

·         Have more knowledge about teams and teamwork,

·         Understand the difference between teams and groups,

·         Identify the reasons for the recent popularity of teamwork,

·         Understand how teams develop, and

·         Learn the traditional challenges in teamwork.


Subject Headings

·         Definition of teams

·         Differences between teams and groups

·         Stages of team development

·         Reasons for the recent popularity of teams in the workplace

·         Traditional challenges experienced in teamwork

Do you have a proficiency certificate related to the course?

No. But I have taught this course many times in different formats.


Target audience of the course

Anyone who is interested in learning about teamwork – beginner level.


Who should take this course?

Students in secondary and higher education; people who need to work in teams.


Apart from credit card payments, you can make your payment by transferring to the UBAN number.

Account Number: 10-304-0000134885 – NEAR EAST UNIVERSITY LTD.

Near East Bank – UBAN: CT16139050100103040000134885

It is mandatory to write your Name – Surname and E-mail address during payment by money order.

After the payment, send your receipt to info.estudybox@neu.edu.tr with your Name – Surname, and E-mail address. 

Course Curriculum

1 Introduction to Teamwork Modül 1
11 Min

2 Introduction to Teamwork Modül 2
14 Min

3 Introduction to Teamwork Modül 3
24 Min


Associate Prof. Dr. Kadire Zeynep Sayım

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Kadire Zeynep Sayım (BSc, MA, MBA, Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at World Peace University in Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Her main research interest is in the broad field of international employment relations, with a particular focus on the interaction between cross-border policy transfers in multinationals, national employment systems, and micro-level influences in less-advanced countries. She has also published and taught in the areas of teamwork, role-playing, and careers. Her work has appeared in journals such as Human Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Forecasting, Technological Forecasting, and Social Change, Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, and Innovations in Education and Teaching, among others. She lived and worked in Turkey, the Netherlands, and Mongolia before coming to the TRNC.


Awards and recognitions 

1.   Chevening Scholarship, received from the British Government, for MA in Training and Human Resource Development program at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. 1995-1996.

2.   Best Paper Award at Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC). University of Greenwich, London, UK. 23-25 June 2008.

3.   “Prof. Muhan Soysal Innovativeness in Management Education” Award, Middle East Technical University, 2003.

Personal/Professional Achievements

1.  “German multinational corporations and the management of human resources in Turkish subsidiaries: transfer of policy and practices”, funded by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) National Young Researchers’ Career Development Programme (3501 Kariyer Programı). 2009-2012. Equivalent to approximately US$ 90,000 (142,041TL).

2.  “Organization and regulation of employment relations in transnational production and supply networks – ensuring core labor standards through international framework agreements?”, funded by Hans‐Boeckler‐Foundation under Grant No. 2008‐141‐2, administered by Prof Michael Fichter & Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany. 2009-2010. 14,000 Euro.

3.  TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Support Fund for Attending International Scientific Activities (2224-Yurtdışı Bilimsel Etkinliklere Katılma Desteği Programı), US$ 1,000. 2012.

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