Tuckman And Jenson's Five Stages Of Group Development

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P5, M3, D2 group dynamics Group processes Stages of group development To create a team or a group it requires a process of development. Tuckman and Jenson (1977) said there are five stages of group development. These are forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. Every team or group will eventually go through a phase where they experience these 5 stages in developing their team. Forming The forming stage of developing a group is the stage where the players of the team start off by meeting each other and getting to know one another, making them familiar with one another with members of the team. The members of the team share information about their backgrounds, interests and experience and then this creates first impressions…show more content…
The focus is on reaching the goal as a team and performing the best they can at their sport. The players now know each other inside and out, trust each other and rely on each other in game situations. Performance can be measured by the morale of the team and the actual on field performance of the team. The team is highly motivated to get the job done with the best results. They can make decisions and problem solve quickly and effectively. When they disagree, the players are now able to work through it and come to an agreement without delaying the progress of the team. If there needs to be achange,the team now will come to agreement on changing tactics or drills on their own, without depending on the coach to change things and take charge. The players work effectively as a team and do not need the oversight that is required at the other stages. The coach will continue to monitor the progress of the team and celebrate achievements with the team to continue to build team chemistry and unity. Even at this stage, there is a possibility that the team may go back to another earlier stage. For example, it is possible for the team to go back to the storming stage if one of the players starts working, training on his own and being independent. Or, the team could also go back to the forming stage if a new player joins the team from another club and therefore all members of the team will need to communicate…show more content…
It is important that the coach can bring talented individuals together to produce a successful team. Commentators a lot in football label teams “a team of individuals” which is why talented players do not always ensure team success; Steiner (1972) suggested that a successful team was more than individual talent.According to Steiner’s model, individual ability and skill level is probably the major influence on potential success, therefore the team with the best individuals has the greater potential for success, but does not always hold true. For example Manchester city at the start when they brought many talented individuals like Robinho, Tevez, Ballotelli they were expected to be helping the team in performing at their best and becoming a successful team as everyone thought they would be. However this was not the case as the talented individuals could not work together in using their strength and skills corporately for the team to be
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