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Storm To Perform: The 4 Stages Of Team Productivity

Forming

This stage of teamwork is all about first meetings and first impressions.

What everyone needs most is a clear understanding of their part in the journey and a setup for building emotional connections. Setting goals together puts their skills and interests into the open.

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Storm To Perform: The 4 Stages Of Team Productivity

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Group Development Theory

Dr. Bruce Tuckman, a psychology professor, synthesized team development into four basic stages: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.

Storming

Most teams go through the storming stage in some form or another because discord is inevitable. The key value to emphasize in the team is positive intent. 

A little conflict is needed to bring upfront weak spots in projects and to bring new valid arguments to the table. But constant storming leads to the destruction of productivity, projects, and ultimately, the team itself.

Norming

Getting to the Norming stage takes a healthy dose of observation, identification, and action on things that are working (and not working).

Teams that stay in Norming are constantly working out things like communication preferences, recognition of achievements, and workflows.

Performing

This is the stage when the synergy comes in:

  • Group norms have been accepted, and people feel comfortable to exchange ideas, without fear of misplaced judgment or rejection.
  • Team members have a clear understanding of where they can best serve the team’s needs, and everyone is highly motivated to get to the same goal.
  • Team members are interdependent, meaning they need little managing.

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Setting up norms is easiest when the team is first created. It may take a special meeting at the start, but it saves time and diminish problems down the road.

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Whatever approach you prefer to adopt, you also need to bear in mind that different people have different needs when it comes to motivation. 

One size does not fit all. Some individuals are highly self-motivated, while others will under-perform without managerial input, and you need to be able to handle both. 

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