Team(work?): The Pros and Cons of Working in Teams (Webinar)

Team(work?): The Pros and Cons of Working in Teams (Webinar)

Webinar Leader: Mary Rose, PhD
Webinar Date: March 4, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT
Most of us can probably think of examples in which working with others led to great insights and helped our motivation. But we can probably also recall some counter-examples, in which we felt as if other people got in the way of clear thinking, made us inefficient, or we felt unfairly saddled with the work of others who were not performing.

In this webinar, Dr. Mary Rose will review the social psychological science on group effects. Under what circumstances do we perform better in the presence of others, and when do groups get in our way? Are some tasks better suited than others to teamwork? The discussion will ultimately point to some practical questions to ask about whether team efforts will likely help or hurt in getting work done.
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UT Design Thinking Workshop

UT Design Thinking Workshop

Design thinking sounds fun, but what can it really do for me?

After a great launch in 2019, UT Austin’s Human Dimensions of Organizations & School of Design and Creative Technologies are teaming up again to host two new design thinking workshops in 2020.

Design thinking is an ideal framework for any professional who wants to create desirable innovative solutions by turning ideas into action, and to empower creativity and collaboration in any team.

Our three-day workshops are collaborative efforts between UT Austin’s Human Dimensions of Organizations program and the School of Design and Creative Technologies.

Learning new skills, or upskilling, is essential to excelling in today’s workplace. The problems we encounter in our professional lives—losing customers, broken processes, products that don’t have the impact we hope—need creative, innovative solutions if our organizations are to stay relevant.

The same holds true for our more complex social issues – poverty, healthcare, education, and the environment. Design thinking offers ways to upskill so that you can develop creative solutions to the problems you care most about.

Join us at an upcoming workshop and engage the power of design thinking. Learn More and Save Your Spot.