Remember the Titans

932 Words Mar 27th, 2014 4 Pages
Gloria Bicolli
Remember the Titans
HRD 363 Midterm

Tuckman and Jensen 1977
Tuckman and Jensen model focuses on the development of internal relations among the team members. There are 5 stages, Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning.
The movie Remember the Titans was very inspiring especially because it is based on a true story. This movie showed all of Tuckman’s 5 stages.

Stages of Group Development
The first stage is forming; this is when members get to know one another. This is one of the most important stages. In the movie, this occurs when all of the football players are in the gym ready to meet Coach Boone. All the different race groups were together. In this interaction, the athletes have come together
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The conflict the teammates have will eventually help to shape their team and to work together.

The third stage is norming; this is where the establishment of rules and social relationships happen. Slowly, they are socializing and working as a team. They are helping each other and trying to real their goal as a team to win the football games. Julius and Gary interact, they make a great tackle and the strong side and weak side exchange happens. They both were committing to a goal. The locker room is where all the lively fun times were during the movie. They made jokes and this reflects that the team is starting to interact at a social level. They would also sing together in the locker room. Singing to songs like “Aint no mountain high enough” was a ritual and a bonding experience for the teammates. They are getting to know one another and learn each other. They were trying to be close together like the scene where one white player and two African American players go into a restaurant and the African American players are refused service.

The fourth stage is performing; this stage focuses on completing the task. Coach Boone always told the team it is about being proud of what you have accomplished, regardless of the outcome. This is where a change in the team is really being noticed. Another example in the movie of this stage is when the team creates a new pre-game ritual which helps create a close attachment to team members. This is a warm-up before…