Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Program Description

Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Managing or participating in a team-based work environment can be either exhilarating or exasperating. Given the potential benefits and pitfalls of using teams, when should you use them, how do you choose team members who will accomplish a goal in the most effective manner, and how do you manage them to deliver successful results?

This program enables you to manage team dynamics in a manner that establishes a productive work environment, delivers high performance, and fosters creative ideas.

Content Overview

Teams have a vast capacity to drive an organization beyond its boundaries. When managed well, teams stimulate creativity and innovation, make an organization more adaptive to market forces, and tap into a firm's intellectual resources to drive breakthrough results.

Managing Teams for Innovation and Success approaches team building at the strategic level. Participants evaluate not only the structure and management of high-performance teams, but also whether it is appropriate to use teams or individuals to most effectively accomplish a given goal. Participants also explore team dynamics from the perspectives of both team leaders and team members in order to build a deeper understanding of the implications of management decisions.

Key Takeaways

-Strategies for building high-performing teams and eliminating obstacles to effective teamwork
-Tools to define and communicate manager and team member roles
-Methodologies to manage the complexities of group dynamics, including decision making, power, and conflict


Classes are held in the Stanford University campus Business School classrooms especially designed to facilitate discussion among participants.


One Week

Target audience

The program is appropriate for executives who are responsible for the performance of teams, task forces, or autonomous work groups. Along with their executive leader, up to six team members are encouraged to apply. A $500 discount is offered for each additional application from the same organization, provided that the applications are submitted together. However, team participation is not required. The program is appropriate for organizations of any size and industry.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 2017
Part time
8,700 USD
Start date June 2017
USA Stanford, California
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End date Request Info
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Price 8,700 USD
Team discount available.