Successful manufacturing programs require the teaming of a number of professionals having a variety of types of expertise, such as product design, manufacturing-process design, production engineering, quality control, testing and packaging. In the past, these individual experts were involved only in a serial fashion in the overall product realization process, with not very effective results. Considerable evidence suggests that uniting these experts in a consistent team produces substantial benefits. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to build work-unit effectiveness. Topics include diagnosing team functioning, understanding group dynamics, and creating a productive team culture, surfacing and resolving critical issues, and implementing strategies for organizational support.