Teamwork – How to Improve Collaboration


06. Oktober 2020 09:00 – 06. Oktober 2020 17:00

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13, 1st floor, seminar room 01.0010

Working in teams is omnipresent in our private and professional environments. Cooperation in teams is important because it allows you to work together to achieve a common goal or derive mutual benefits. Teams typically outperform individuals when the tasks require multiple skills, judgement, and experience.
We all know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts – but what does working together in a team really do for you? How does it benefit you in the workplace? Teamwork fosters motivation, creativity, and learning. It blends complementary strengths and gives you the opportunity to build on the talents of teammates. Teams with a high level of internal trust benefit from greater exchange of information and less supervision.
In this workshop, you will gain insight into various ways of improving teamwork in the workplace. The focus lies on finding the right balance between task and relationship issues in teams. You will gain an understanding of the different contributions individuals make to teams and how to develop trust and individual strengths for successful teamwork.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will understand success factors for teams (tutorial).
  • You will be able to identify stages of team development to set priorities for effective teamwork (tutorial, situation analysis).
  • You will be able to describe key roles in teams and reflect your current roles (tutorial, exercise).
  • You will know how to build and maintain trust (tutorial, groupwork).
  • You will be able to motivate and assess team performance (teambuilding exercises, discussion of best practices).


Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


October 6, 2020, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 25 EUR
External 75 EUR


At , deadline September 21, 2020 
We kindly ask you to confirm your registration to make it binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Dr. Julia F. Späth, www.fit4trust.com


MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Life and Natural Sciences