Tuckman's Group Development

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Tuckman’s Five-Stage Model of Group Development is as follows; forming – storming - norming – performing – adjourning. Forming is the first stage which can last a long time as there is an unclear purpose. Members are getting to know each other. Members of the group are unclear of what their roles are and there is a lack of guidance and direction. Storming is the second stage. There is often conflict between group members in regards to their natural working styles. There may be power struggles as members of the group may challenge the authority or members may be trying to get themselves a role that would benefit them. This is the stage where many teams fail. Norming is the third stage. Members start to agree with each other. In this stage roles
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