Course Title: Managing Global/Remote Teams Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing Global/Remote Teams Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Dr Jason Downs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5113

Course Coordinator Email: jason.downs@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

Distributed workforces are no longer unusual in any business context.  Implementing and supporting remote working has become a key business requirement and knowing how to succeed as a team-member, a team leader and/or a manager in remote working situations has become an important attribute for any worker. When the workforce is distributed globally, additional cultural and practical factors also need to be considered. 

This course will explore some of the challenges and opportunities associated with global and remote teams, using applications and real-world examples. Issues such as access to, and security of, business information; organisational and personal responsibilities; managing and motivating remote teams and ensuring the well-being of staff will be evaluated and applied in specific business environments.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify the kinds of opportunities and challenges that workplaces are likely to face when operating across geographical and international locations.
  2. Propose guidelines to support remote working and safeguard an organisation and its staff.
  3. Create a project proposal based on the identification of an opportunity for an organisation to improve its management of global or geographically remote teams.
  4. Undertake reflexive praxis regarding your personal development and behavioural capabilities required of a professional in remote business contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered as a blend of face-to-face activities (such as: workshops, lectures and group- or industry-based tasks) and online learning. Learning will be focused around the completion of a 12-week project, which will be supported through in-class and online activities. This may include: project development activities; guest speakers/expert commentators; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing artefacts/ proposing solutions; seeking and providing peer feedback; and reflective praxis.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. Class activities, recordings, notes and outcomes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1: 15%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 2: 35%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on progress, milestones and approaches, and by individual consultation.