Group Development Case Study

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“A team is a group of people holding themselves collectively accountable for using complementary skills to achieve a common purpose”. Group development:
Stages of team development:
1. Forming stage: “The forming focuses around the initial entry of members of a team”. In this stage team members ask questions to each other. In this stage team members are in the process of getting familiar with each other. During the forming stage of Christine’s team, Diane, Janet, Steve and mike came across each other for the first time. Diane is the one who is quiet but has very good ideas in the mind if when asked. Mike is a funny and relaxed guy. Steve is a business minded person, he is always makes sure that the meeting was productive. Janet is the matured one, she always puts in more efforts. Christine is the one who is organized and tried to give her best. 2. Storming stage: “The storming stage is one of high emotionality and tension among team members”. In this stage team members experience many changes. Individuals may have clashes between each other. They try to impose their opinions on the group. Everyone tries to attain a special position for themselves in the group. The team members feel very pressurized due to the expectations. Conflicts may rise at this stage. I think Christine’s team is that storming stage. Because she has not developed a comfortable relation with Mike. Mike always avoids attending the meeting and he hardly works on his assignment. Here Christine should lead the team confidently and should take opinions from all the members. 3. Norming stage: “The norming stage is where members start to work together as a coordinated team”. In this stage the co-ordination between the team members increases. They meet and work together on their project. Friendliness is increased and they try to maintain positive atmosphere in their group. 4. Performing stage: “The performing stage marks the emergence of a mature and well-functioning time”. In this stage the team...
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