Bruce Wayne Tuckman's Stages Of Group Development

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This is my story which has to relate to the tuckman stages of group development. First we have to understand who tuck man was. Bruce Wayne Tuckman (born 1938) has carried out research into the theory of group dynamics. In 1965, Tuchman published a theory called "Tuckman 's stages of group development". In 1977, he made a fifth stage named Adjourning which we shall talk about in the later stages of this paper. He is currently a professor of educational psychology at the Ohio State University, where he is also one of the founding directors of the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center. According to the Tuckman 's Teamwork Theory there are four phases of group development: 1.) Forming 2.)Storming 3.)Norming 4.)Performing. In 1977, Tuckman, and…show more content…
It is the stage for idea generation and the various ideas that are generated are usually subject to criticism so this criticism may lead to conflict among the members. This stage of the group development cannot be avoided. Team leader would then assign roles and responsibilities the various members involved in the project. Team leader comes in to give vision to the group. This stage is usually difficult for people who do not like conflict. the team leader would have to coach the members on how to deal with each other. he acts like a facilitator that comes in to deal with the teaching of conflict resolution to its members. he also teaches the team members how to respect there member`s various differences. This stage comes to a close when the members start to get along better and the conflicts between them have reduced over a period of time. The team member makes the decisions that are taken in the project. The team member starts trying to make the team members more independent in the roles and responsibilities that they carry…show more content…
A sense of trust is established among the team members and this makes it better for the work environment. Some teams don 't get passed the morning stage of the group development. when the team enters the performing stage the disagreements are less and the members know what to say to each other to calm each other down if disagreements ensue among themselves. The team leader is not needed in the key day-to-day activities of the project. The team leader watches as the team collectively accepts their various milestones in the project. A form of team identity is formed among the members of the group. The team leader is seen as a mode of communication when decisions need to be made at a higher level. Be mindful of the fact that the team can go back to a previous stage. It can go back to the forming stage if a new member joins and also the storming stage one of the team members starts doing his work independently. Any of this can happen if the team is not properly managed.

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