Organizational Behaviour

Collaboration and teamwork

About this module

In this experiential learning module on Collaboration and Teamwork, the learner takes on the role of a Communication Specialist at Marigold, a small shoe company that designs and sells minimalist everyday shoes. Marigold has recently decided to submit a proposal to design a sustainable running shoe for Helios, a large international retailer of athletic apparel and footwear. Marigold has assembled a cross-functional team to develop a strategy and pitch their design idea.

As a member of a cross-functional team,  it is up to the learner to collaborate effectively on the team’s product pitch and adapt to changes as they arise. To succeed, they will need to display the traits and behaviours of an effective collaborator. The learner will face challenges around conflict resolution, adapting to change, and delivering peer to peer feedback as they work with their team to create an effective, timely pitch strategy.

Subject Matter Expert

The Ametros module was developed in collaboration with:
Ieva Kimonte
Leadership Development Expert
Reinventures Inc.

Learning objectives

Throughout this learning module, the learner will:
  • Deliver peer-to-peer feedback
  • Resolve conflict in a team setting
  • Adapt goals and strategies when presented with new information and changing priorities
  • Identify and respond to an ethical dilemma

Skills experienced and assessed

  • Active listening
  • Communication
  • Developing others
  • Accountability  
  • Conflict resolution
  • Adaptability
  • Reflection

Learning outcome

The learner will experience the challenges of working on a cross-functional team. At the end of the module, the learner will have an understanding of how to balance building relationships and achieving group goals in a collaborative environment.


The learning module will take learners 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Implementation options for higher education

Ametros modules can be easily integrated into an existing course or program via LTI 1.3.  Modules can be implemented in several ways including the following:

  1. The module can run asynchronously on-demand without instructor involvement.
  2. The module can run asynchronously with instructor involvement. The instructor can choose to provide additional student feedback at an interaction level.
  3. The module supports an optional instructor-graded assignment that is assessed using an easy-to-use, editable, integrated rubric. Feedback at the interaction level is optional for the instructor.