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.
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Dr. Bruce Tuckman, a psychology professor, synthesized team development into four basic stages: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.
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.
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.
This is the stage when the synergy comes in:
Group norms are the set of informal and formal ground rules that specify how people interact. The rules help members of the group determine how to behave. Advantages of clear ground rules within teams:
To lead a team effectively, you must first establish your leadership with each team member.
Most effective team leaders build their relationships of trust and loyalty, rather than fear or the power of their positions.