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Build teams to achieve goals and objectives SAQA ID 252037

Build teams to achieve goals and objectives

 Programme Overview

Welcome to this learning programme that will lead the learner to a greater understanding of building teams to achieve goals and objectives.

As the learner works his/her way through the learning programme he/she will gain competence against the following Unit Standard:


Build teams to achieve goals and objectives

Unit Standard

SAQA ID 252037: Build teams to achieve goals and objectives

NQF Level 5, 6 Credits

Intended Audience

This learning programme is intended for all persons who need to build teams to achieve goals and objectives. This Unit Standard is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them.

Programme entry level requirements

It is assumed that people learning towards this Unit Standard are already competent in:

·         Communication at NQF Level 4

·         Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4

·         Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4

Programme Outcomes

In this learning programme, we will be covering the following learning outcomes:

Module 1:

Theory of Teams

Module 2:

Apply the Theory of Teams to Team Dynamics

Module 3:

Explain the Process of Building Teams

·         Compare the characteristics of a team and team interaction with those of a group

·         Describe different types of teams in terms of their unique roles and characteristics

·         Motivate the importance of teams for achieving workplace goals and objectives with examples of the contributions of teams

·         Explain the dynamics of teams in terms of practical examples

·         Analyse the reasons for disagreements and conflict that could disrupt the functioning of the team with reference to interpersonal and other factors

·         Identify unique challenges presented by different types of teams with specific reference to cross-functional and virtual teams

·         Explain the process of building a team with reference to the steps in the process

·         Analyse the stages of team development in terms of the human behaviour that drives the different stages



Module 4:

Analyse the Role of the Team Leader in Building Teams

Module 5:

Evaluate and Improve the Effectiveness of a Team

·         Explain the role of the team leader in relation to improving team effectiveness

·         Consider the impact of different leadership styles in relation to the leader's role in promoting team effectiveness

·         Describe techniques for the constructive management of team dynamics and conflict with specific reference to promoting trust, cohesion, creativity and productivity

·         Evaluate the functioning of a team against the characteristic of high performance teams

·         Develop an action plan for improving the effectiveness of the team


During the workshop the learner will complete a number of class activities that will form part of his/her formative assessment.  In this the learner has the opportunity to practice and explore new skills in a safe environment.  The learner should take the opportunity to gather as much information as he/she can to use during his/her workplace learning and self-study.

The workshop will be followed by summative assessment tasks to be completed through self-study in your workplace.  In some cases, the learner may be required to do research and complete the tasks in his/her own time.


This unit standards is a core unit standard of the Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management SAQA Qualification ID 57712 NQF Level 04, Minimum Credits 150



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