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Politecnico di Milano

Working in Multidisciplinary Teams

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Teamwork is a highly valued skill in modern workplaces. Working in a team isn't easy, but it can be learnt and improved continuously.

Course description

Teamwork skills are increasingly in demand.

The level of complexity and instability inside organisations is so high that even very competent professionals cannot handle it by themselves.

Organisations today need:

  • the integration of different skills and kinds of expertise into a wide spectrum of professionalism;
  • a broader and holistic problem-solving that derives from different points of view;
  • the contamination between different management styles, attitudes, cultures and values to effectively respond to the diversity and richness of the surrounding environment.

Multifunctionality best represents both the potential richness and the difficulties in team work.

Working together in a team isn't always easy, but it can be learnt and improved continuously.

This course, based on Bruce Tuckman's model of group/team development, will show you the different difficulties and challenges that groups/teams need to face during the different stages of their development in order to become a High-Performing Team.

In collaboration with : Camera di commercio

Course Information:

  • This course edition benefits from ECO project’s results and offers participants more collaborative and interactive activities to share ideas, reflections and experiences.
  • The course is structured in 5 weeks, sub-divided into modules.
  • The modules have different lessons within them, consisting of texts, videos, quizzes and individual self-reflection exercises.
  • We advise you to follow the pathway in a linear manner, but you can freely move between content, if it is more useful for your learning style.
  • It is important that you respect your own pace: the length indications are a rough estimate, but your pace should guide you in the best way for the enjoyment and individual reflection on the topics covered in the proposed pathway.
  • There are also some additional resources, collected in additional material, so you reach a level of detail greater in some topics of your interest and/or tackle some specific tests that can give you some further indication on your attitude.
  • Two Peer-2-Peer assessment activities are proposed in the course with the objective to reflect on two case studies and share with others your point of view.
  • A final webinar will be held by our expert, Ingrid Hollweck, in order to discuss together about questions, reflections you may have to be share among other participant.

Further editions of this course will be activated each academic year.

This edition is part of ECO project experience (Elearning Communication Open-Data) which focuses on collaborative and interactive learning dynamics.

This MOOC is listed under the eLene4work “Orientation Guide”.


There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related to working in multidisciplinary teams will be a useful starting point.


The course entails questions: some of them in the form of self-assessment quizzes, others as hints for personal reflection. You are not required to answer these questions to complete the course. Instead, the quiz you will find at the end of each WEEK (except in WEEK 0) will be evaluated. Scoring for the quiz equals 1 point per question. You can retry the quiz up to a maximum of 3 times. Remember, the system will record the result of your final attempt, not the best of your attempts. The course is considered properly completed if the participant responds correctly to at least 60% of the questions in total. The course's total score will be calculated by averaging the scores of the quizzes for each individual week. After completing the course, if you have surpassed the required score, you can download and print a certificate of participation.

Forum Guidelines

The forum is freely accessible and participation is not guided; you can use it to compare yourself with other students, or to discuss course contents with them.

Course instructor

Ingrid Hollweck

Ingrid Hollweck

Ingrid Hollweck graduated in Economics and Commerce from the Otto Friedrich Universität, Bamberg (Germany) and earned a Master in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi, Milan (Italy). She has been dealing with the development of people, teams and organizations, first within the companies for which he worked, then as a consultant, for 18 years. Ingrid Hollweck is an I.C.F (International Coach Federation) certified coach. She has been working as an Executive & Corporate Coach for companies for 10 years. Other than that, she is a lecturer and facilitator for seminars on the topics of leadership and organisational behaviour.


How much will it cost to take the course?

Nothing! The course is completely free.

Will I receive a certificate after completing the course?

Yes, at the end of the course, all those who have successfully completed the course (answering at least 60 % of questions correctly) will receive a Certificate of participation.
The Certificate is not recognized as university credits.

How do I obtain the certificate?

All those who have successfully completed the course (answering at least 60% of questions correctly) will receive the Certificate of participation. You can download your Certificate of participation directly from the portal.
Warning: the certificate will only be generated after the end of the course. In order to view and download it, you will need to wait a few days after the end of the current course.

I could not view all the course materials and complete the quizzes before the end of the course; what should I do?

Course materials will remain accessible for a long time for course participants, the even after the end of the current course.
In order to obtain the Certificate of participation, you will need to sign up for an active course and answer the quizzes correctly.

  1. Classes Start

    Dec 12, 2016
  2. Classes End

    Mar 05, 2017
  3. Estimated Effort

    1-3 hours/Week
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