Team Process And Team Development

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Team Process and Team Development Submitted by Your name Course title Instructor name Date of submission University name Team Development Process in Selected Organization A team can be defined as two or more freely interacting individuals who share collective norms and have a common identity (Kreitner, Kinicki, & Cole, 2007). The team process is an important factor which helps the team to attain success. The team process plays three critical roles which are: converts the team’s charter and work plan into actions, influences individuals and team behaviors and helps to reveal the intent behind behaviors (Wong, 2010). Therefore team process is an activity when team is performing tasks to attain the team goals. For example in…show more content…
The team process happens in all the stages of team development and helps the team members to complete their tasks in an effective way (Engleberg & Wynn, 2012) Five Stages of Team Development The team development takes place in five stages. Bruce Tuckman had conducted research on various teams and given the five stages of team development. The team process can be observed in all the five stages of team development. The five stages of Tuckman are: 1. Forming: The forming stage of development is a period of orientation and getting acquainted. Members break the ice and test one another for friendship possibilities and task orientation. Uncertainty is high during this stage, and members usually accept whatever power or authority is offered by either formal or informal leaders. During this initial stage, members are concerned about such things as “What is expected of me?” “What behavior is acceptable?” “Will I fit in?” During the forming stage, the team leader should provide time for members to get acquainted with one another and encourage them to engage in informal social discussions (Engleberg & Wynn, 2012). 2. Storming: During the storming stage, individual personalities emerge. People become more assertive in clarifying their roles and what is expected of them. This stage is marked by conflict and disagreement. People may disagree over their perceptions of the team’s goals or how to achieve them. Members may jockey for position, and
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