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Tuckman model: Stages of team development

Tuckman model: Stages of team development



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Developing teams with Tuckman’s model

Tuckman’s model explains the different stages that teams go through until they transform into high-performance teams.

The model helps you understand your teams and have a better knowledge of how to help and support them.

  • Childhood. Children need lots of accompaniment and support.
  • Adolescence is a period of change and conflict in the physical area as well as attitude and behaviour. The need to find an identity is also highlighted.
  • Young adulthood

Tuckmna's stages of team development

  1. Forming stage. It is similar to the childhood stage. Teams just formed and don't know each other, not have an understanding of the purpose of the team.
  2. Storming. This stage is similar to the adolescence stage. Teams will consolidate...

First Stage: Forming

The team is just formed, so the team members don't know each other and don't have a clear understanding of the purpose and vision of the team.

The Role of the Leader in the Forming Stage

The key is to guide the team, develop working agreements, and set the direction t...

Different members start losing shyness and begin to express their characteristics and points of view. Conflicts are healthy, but the team need to work on them.

The Role of the Leader

The leader will coach the team, encouraging the participation of the different worke...

Third Stage: Norming

Conflict gives way to understanding and cohesion.

The Role of the Leader

Good harmony allows the leader to take a step back and act as a facilitator.

Management 3.0 practices

  • Celebration Grid: Talk about the different...

Fourth Stage: Performing

This a high-performance team, capable of carrying out their tasks with a great degree of autonomy and an excellent level of effectiveness

The Role of the Leader

Delegating tasks and responsibilities, and transferring trust and respect.

Management 3.0 p...

Fifth Stage: Adjourning

High-performance teams must disband because they have fully fulfilled their mission.

The Role of the Leader

Celebrate the team’s achievements to reinforce the professionals’ sense of pride and satisfaction and instil motivation for future assignments.


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