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Five Stages of Team Development
December 17, 2012

Abstract
This paper will evaluate the five stages of team development; Forming stage, Storming stage, Norming stage, Performing stage and Adjourning stage. “Building effective, cohesive teams has never played such a pivotal role in a company’s success as it does today”. PI Worldwide 2010 Retrieved from http://www.piworldwide.com/Solutions/Leadership-Development/Team-Building.aspx on December 17, 2012. Team building is an important part of ensuring success within an organization. All the stages may not be used in every instance, however it is a guideline that, if used correctly, will ensure better communication, decision making, increased productivity and overall success. PI Worldwide 2010 Retrieved from http://www.piworldwide.com/Solutions/Leadership-Development/Team-Building.aspx on December 17, 2012. I will evaluate each stage and compare it with real-life experiences to show how effective this system can be. Forming Stage

The forming stage is where a group of people come together to work on a project. In this initial stage of team development the members take a more formal approach to how they communicate with each other, “there would be no clear idea of goals or expectations”. Management Study Guide 2008-2010 Retrieved from http://www.managementstudyguide.com/team-development.htm on December 17, 2012. This stage reminds me of a project I was chosen to be part of. A group of us were chosen to develop a plan of action geared toward increasing patient satisfaction in the hospital, due to poor results from a survey taken. During this Forming stage, we took the time to get to know each other’ what our strengths were, and by doing this we were able to create a mission statement for the team and begin our creative process.

Storming Stage
“The storming stage of team development is a period of high emotionality and tension among group members” “Organizational Behavior” (Schermerhorn J 2012,pg. 156)....
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