Team Building

In Tuckman’s theory there are four stages to build the team:  forming, storming, norming and performing.

Forming: When teams first get together, members are generally cautious and uncertain about many things. People explore, dabble, try something. During the forming period everyone tries their best to look ahead and think about all the things that need to be done.

Storming: Inevitably the process begins to heat up under the pressures of work and conflicting perspectives. People jockey for influence. Patient and impatient people clash. Trust is tested, and confusions around goals and roles begin to surface. If there are heavy deadlines, this stage can be quite tense.

Norming: As people get to know each other, they reconcile and agree on things like decision-making processes, resources, timing, quality standards. A “norm” is something everyone understands. Norms are the formal and informal rules that make up the operating system of productive work.

Performing: The final stage of team development involve using all the experience and understanding with each other to get results for each other and the organization.

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5 Responses to “Team Building”

  1. Alicia Matthews said on July 4th, 2010 at 10:06 pm:

    Team building is really necessary for a very successful implementation of business plans.’~~

  2. James Garcia said on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:46 am:

    team building is necessary for making an effective employee relationship as well as in sports too-“~

  3. Billy Lloyd said on September 29th, 2010 at 11:59 am:

    i love team building activities because it enhances my skills in business”`’

  4. Sleep Better : said on October 25th, 2010 at 1:38 pm:

    team building is essential for the success of any company and work group. we always do some team building at least 4 times a ye;`-

  5. Christian said on September 11th, 2011 at 12:38 am:

    I am always doing a search online for tips which will help me. Thanks!