Study programmes / C-EM Economics and Management / Leadership of Diverse Teams
Course code:LDT
Course title in language of instruction:Leadership diverzitních týmu
Course title in Czech:Leadership diverzitních týmů
Course title in English:Leadership of Diverse Teams
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. PhDr. Martina Rašticová, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:The aim of this course is to develop knowldge and skills in following areas: leadership, team leading, social diversity, diversity measures, methods and techniques of diversity leadership, crosscultural leadership, gender management, work-life balance. The course provides also space for self-experience and training of appropriate skills in working in such teams, case studies and best practices are discussed.
Course contents:
1.Leadership of diverse teams in global environment. (allowance 4/2)
a.Theory of economic development of Richard Florida.
b.Paradigms of diversity leadership
c.Styles of leadership, identity of leader, training of diversity and cultural competences of the leader.

2.Social diversity in organisations. (allowance 4/2)
a.Terminology, definition, diversity on individual, team, and organisational level.
b.Measures of diversity.
c.Diversity management and leadership.

3.Specifics of crosscultural leadership. (allowance 4/2)
a.Migrants working in foreign country: expatriots, braindrain, braingain.
b.leading of organisation and people in context of different cultures: Geert Hofstede (2005, 2007), Fons Trompenaars (1998)
c.project Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE).

4.Team leading with respect to gender of employee. (allowance 4/2)
a.Gender management a leadership in Czech and European context strategies of men and women, situation of women on the labour market, barriers of professional and carrier development, gender stereotypes
c.gender stereotypes, intersectionality, gender quotes, equal opportunities,gender pay gap, mentoring.

5.Team leading with respect to age of employee. (allowance 4/2)
a.Age management and leadership. Terminology, theoretical approaches, research in the area of age management,
b.myths of older employees, different generations of employees, perspectives of age management, employment of people over 50, eight pillars of age management and leadership,
c.aplication an implementation of age management and leadership in practice, WAI index.

6.Work-life balance. (allowance 4/2)
a.Part-time jobs, baby sitting for employees, flexible working hours, home office, shared jobs, win-win strategies.
b.Audit of equal opportunities.
c.Case studies.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The graduation of this course is through an oral exam.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h16 h
     preparation for exam32 h42 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h24 h
     preparation of presentation0 h6 h
     elaboration and execution of projects24 h24 h
Total112 h112 h

Basic reading list
  • CHIN, J L. -- TRIMBLE, J E. Diversity and Leadership. Western Washington: Sage Publications, 2015.
  • HOFSTEDE, G. Kultury a organizace: software lidské mysli: spolupráce mezi kulturami a její důležitost pro přežití. Praha: Linde, 2007. 436 p. ISBN 0-07-143959-5.
  • RAŠTICOVÁ, M. Efektivní přístupy k vedení diverzitních týmů v českých podnicích. Brno: Cerm, 2012. 150 p. ISBN 978-80-7204-809-0.
  • RAŠTICOVÁ, M. et al. Age Management. Actual Challenges and Promising Solutions Regarding the Ageing European Population. Brno: Cerm, 2013. 220 p. ISBN 978-80-7204-848-9.
  • RAŠTICOVÁ, M. Diversity is Reality. Effective Leadership of Diverse Teams in a Global Environment. Brno: CERM, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7204-775-8.