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Group Development and Organizational Culture

1. Team development occurs in four primary stages: forming, storming, norming, and performing. Obviously, the ideal state is performing, and performing at a high level. What kinds of behaviors would you expect to see in the forming stage, and what can you do to solidify the team?

2. In real life, project managers rarely have only one project to focus on. The same is true of many of the team members. This often creates dual reporting lines that don't follow the traditional organizational structures. How can you use the organization's culture to help minimize conflicting agendas that the team members may have to deal with? Please cite references.

I need some infromation and ideas on how to address these questions. Thank you.

Solution Summary

In terms of group development and stages the development, this solution discusses the kinds of behaviors to expect in the forming stage, and what the leader can do to solidify the team. It then discusses ways to use the organization's culture to help minimize conflicting agendas that the team members may have to deal with.

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