Bruce Tuckman Is The Theorist Who Designed The ‘Forming

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Bruce Tuckman is the theorist who designed the ‘Forming Storming Norming Performing’ theory in 1965. He added a fifth stage, adjourning, in the 1970s. This theory is based and focused on team development and behaviour, and the stages and changes the team makes as they mature and grow. It emphases that relationships will establish, and the leader changes their leadership style as the team progresses. This development of team behaviour and management style can be seen plainly in the Tannenbaum and Schmidt Continuum, how the authority and freedom extended by the leader to the team grows while the control of the leader decreases.
There is a specific order within his theory, staring from beginning to end. The order would be forming, storming, …show more content…

This basically means that team members are wanting and looking for a new position. They do this as they attempt to establish themselves within the team, letting them be known and try and make relationships between themselves and the other members, or the leader. Little groups within the team will begin to form, and therefore causing a power struggle to take place. In this stage the leader will try and make sure that the team knows that they need to be focused on their goals, to avoid becoming distracted by relationships and other emotional issues they may have. Compromises and changes may be required to enable progress, so everything is fair and safe within the team.
The third stage is norming, which means that agreement and accord largely forms among the team and its members. The disagreements that happen in the first two stages have decreased, and roles within the team have been firmly established. Also, the aims and objectives set by the leader are done without disagreement. Big decisions are made by group agreement. Smaller decisions may be given to individuals or small teams within group. Commitment and harmony within the team is strong, meaning they are working well together. The team may engage in fun and social activities, and therefore forming better relationships between people. This would only improve the way they complete work

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