#E2sday: Better Together – Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development

|   Oct 11, 2011

Most theorists believe that every sustainable group goes through several phases or stages throughout its lifetime. Perhaps the most widely adopted model is Bruce Tuckman’s “Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning” group development standard. Observing the behavior of small groups in various environments, he identified distinct steps that describe the evolving elements of team dynamics. Let’s review the stages of Tuckman’s model and see how you can apply this framework in your organization.

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#E2sday: Better Together - Tuckman's Stages of Group Development

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  • I used to be an instructor for a Boy Scout leadership camp, and this is the main thing that we taught. Naturally, very few groups succeeded in the performing stage. Being a leader teaching leaders was interesting, I got to witness this process multiple times with multiple results.

    Commented on November 18, 2011 at 10:57 am

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