Rethinking Teams: Designing for the Modern Workforce


Stanford School of Engineering

Rethinking Teams: Designing for the Modern Workforce


In today’s digitally connected landscape, traditional, co-located work teams are a thing of the past. Instead, leading companies are bringing together groups of geographically-distributed individuals using communication and collaboration technologies, that allow them to convene quickly and tap into subject experts all over the world.

In this course, you’ll be introduced to the latest research and trends in team design. You’ll learn the key factors that make teams successful, and ways that you can utilize technology to form effective teams in the digital world.

What you will learn

  • To optimize your team’s performance by utilizing crowdsourcing, flash teams, and AI project platforms
  • How to incentivize teams, balance decision making, and minimize conflict
  • How to seamlessly introduce modern organizational design to your group 

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 0.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.


  • $695 per course


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Instructors: Melissa Valentine
Delivery Option:
Online Course $695.00

Course Access:
60-day access to the online course starts upon payment.

Course Materials: 
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page to allow for printing and review.

Final Exam: 
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation: 
Participants are required to complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.