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UMG8011 Walking into a Toxic Team

8W Teaching Period 1, 2022 Online
Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Enrolment is not permitted if MGT8037 has been previously completed


In your role as leader, you may encounter a team that is dysfunctional, underperforming, disengaged or "toxic". Your own leadership style and behaviours can help start the healing process, or possibly hamper it. Effective leadership requires understanding the nature of toxic teams and the sources of disfunction, as well as implementing strategies to address these.

This minicourse will help leaders understand the nature and characteristics of toxic teams, and how to identify existing and future problems. Students will also learn how leadership styles and behaviours can facilitate productive team behaviours.

Please be advised that this minicourse is made up of four parts please see MGT8037 for the full course specification.

Course learning outcomes

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

  1. Apply advanced knowledge of team leadership to develop a personal framework for team leadership (MGT8037 LO1, L03)
  2. Leverage critical reflection on leadership theories to analyse your leadership framework (MGT8037 LO2)


Description Weighting(%)
1. The Toxic Team 33.00
2. Team Leadership 33.00
3. Strategies to Tackle Toxicity 34.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
Assessment 1 100
Date printed 27 June 2022