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Stages of Team Building using the Tuckman model

You are mentoring a person in another department. This person comes to you and explains that the group she is working with is arguing over procedures employed to accomplish a project. Additionally, the group members do not seem to have much respect for the leader: Certain people constantly disagree with him and test his decisions. Using the Tuckman model of forming, storming, norming and performing, explain the model and what phase the group is in. Use the Library and Internet to research this topic.


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Stages of Team Building: Tuckman Model

Bruce Wayne Tuckman is most likely best acknowledged for a short article - 'Developmental sequence in small groups' that was primarily published in 1965. However, the vast bulk of his published work has been concerned more broadly with educational research and educational psychology. From the time of its beginning in the field of research and education he had focussed on exploring the links between motivational factors and school achievement; and interventions that can enhance the self-regulatory behaviour of students like goal setting, planning and incentives (Smith, 2005). In all these concerns he also developed a model that illustrated different stages of team building that were forming, storming, norming and performing. Later this model was revised a last stage adjourning was also added in it.

In this model of group and team development, Tuckman illustrated that a team can be developed ...

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The stages of team building using the Tuckman model is determined.