Team Dynamics

Course Introduction

Team dynamics is the first topic covered in the MBA programme, and this is for a very good reason: during the programme, you will spend much time working and learning in groups. Your peers will be an important source of knowledge and you will be challenged by the interaction with others. Your overall programme experience will be coloured by how well you handle yourself in team settings, and to what extent you will be able to transform into a high- performing team. The MBA class offers a simulated international work environment, with diverse nationalities, cultural backgrounds, and industry experience. Being part of such a class will stretch you to question some of your behaviours and competencies, both technical and social. The purpose of this course is to guide you how to perform well in teams.

The course is delivered in four parts:

A. “Outdoor Day” (during which you will experience a simulated team environment);

B. “Reflection Day” (during which you will reflect on your experience the day before, and address key topics of team development);

C. “Social Style Workshop” (during which you will go through self-assessment and 360° feedback);

D. “Team Coaching” (during which you will give and receive feedback and reflect on it).

Course Lecturers

Marius Bösch, Lisa Bevill and Henning Pfaffhausen are external coaches.

Marius Bösch has been a professional ice hockey player for 16 years playing in the Swiss National League. This experience, as well as his specialisation in areas such as Team Development, Leadership, Sales and Negotiation, Coaching for Personal Development and Effectiveness, made him become a sought after expert coaching top athletes and international companies, universities and sports clubs.

Lisa Bevill worked for 15 years within international and multicultural business settings - she has led diverse teams in strategy design, training and implementation, and facilitated experiential learning programmes. Additionally, she has extensive expertise in professional selection and evaluation of candidates from more than 85 countries. Lisa is currently an Executive Advisor and Adjunct Professor at IE Business School in Madrid Spain, specialising in coaching and training in the areas of leadership, communication and professional development skills.

Henning Pfaffhausen helps corporations and start-ups to improve their operational and organisational performance. Building on his experience as management consultant at Accenture, he is a true expert in organisational development and journey management. For more than 20 years, Henning has successfully applied the SOCIAL STYLE Model, and its integral VERSATILIY concept. He is regularly conducting trainings to help organisations establish high-performing teams. He is a master-certified SOCIAL STYLE trainer, and is co-author of the book The Versatility Factor- Strategies for Building High-Performing Relationships.

Note: All information is accurate for the 2018-2019 academic year and is subject to change for future classes