4 Phases of Teaming

Baruch College is one of the most diverse colleges in the United States. This diversity is a strength that provides unlimited potential for innovation and collaboration, which can be practiced in the experiential laboratory of the Baruch classroom. Our mission in this platform is to facilitate the unlocking of this potential through developing greater self-awareness and a team mindset.

Teaming reflects the dynamic collaboration of individuals striving to leverage their unique perspectives. When a group of people with different abilities, talents, experiences, and backgrounds come together for a shared purpose they are teaming. Their ability to leverage their differences is what allows for “magic” or synergy.

We are teaming far more often than we realize – on case study competitions, group tasks and discussions, and students leadership groups. This site provides actionable tools to be used across all types of teams, and with student and faculty collaboration will evolve into socially-constructed toolset.

The objective of this site is to provide you with evidence-based resources so that you can  successfully engage in teaming: to leverage the diversity of perspectives and experiences in your team, and to do so in an inclusive way. Our hope is to help your team to  work together to solve problems that matter, to innovate, and to develop every team member’s skills and thinking to meet the demands of modern (collaborative and diverse) organizations.

The site is designed around 4 phases: Stage, Strategize, Collaborate, and Celebrate. Please either click on the images above or use the menu on the right to explore each of these phases.

Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” (Vince Lombardi)


Ongoing support for site development and resource creation is provided by Baruch College’s Center for Teaching for Learning (CTL) and their Open Education Resources Initiative, part of the New York State “OER Scale Up” Initiative (Pamela Thielman and Katherine Tsan, coordinators).