Teams need building
- Effective teamwork doesn’t happen by accident – check out the Task guide and Planning Wizard
- The biggest cause of conflict is workload distribution – sort out early who does what and when
Set an example for each other
- Building trust is important. Agree on early ground rules for teamwork
- Don't assume everyone interprets things in the same way. Take time to uncover diverse views – they feed creativity
You’re learning by doing
- You’re building valuable professional and employability skills alongside your subject knowledge
- Reflecting on conflict and problems helps you gain maximum learning benefit - start a ‘lessons learned log’ on day 1 of your project
OpenLearn - Groups and teamworkA free Open University course in groups and teamwork with lots of useful ideas and tools.
Kanban boardsTrello (or Microsoft Teams/Planner) are great ways to share tasks with other team members, if you are unsure where to start you could try setting up a Kanban board. https://www.atlassian.com/agile/kanban/boards
Microsoft TeamsAll students and staff at Falmouth Univesity and the University of Exeter have access to office.com . The Microsoft Teams app is a great way to document your teams activities and notes. Microsoft Teams works well with Microsoft Planner, or Trello and many other 3rd party apps.
Brainstorming Activities15 creative exercises for generating ideas in teams.
Teams and groupwork
Plan to get the best experience from teams and groups