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WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT? DESCRIPTION
The Tuckman Stages of Team Development can be used for identifying factors that are critical for building and developing small groups.
Tuckman's Stages of Team Development model seeks to explain how a team develops over time. The five stages of development are: Forming,
Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. The Adjourning stage was
added later in 1977. According to Tuckman, all of the phases are necessary
and inevitable - in order for the team to grow, to face up to challenges, to
tackle problems, to find solutions, to plan work, and to deliver results.
ORIGIN OF THE STAGES OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT. HISTORY
Bruce Wayne Tuckman (1938- ) published in 1965 a short article
"Developmental Sequence in Small Groups". In 1977, he added the fifth
stage: Adjourning (Stages of Small Group Development Revisited). The
model of group became influential in group development theory, partly
thanks to its rhyme.
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