More On Forming, Storming, Norming And Performing
The first part of this article is here.
Not all teams make it to the Performing phase, which is essentially an era of high performance.
Performing teams are identified by high levels if independence, motivation, knowledge and competence.
Decision making is collaborative and dissent is expected and encouraged as there will be a high level of respect in the communication between team members.
Adjourning & Transforming
This is the final phase added by Tuckman at a later date to cover the end of the project. Adjourning refers to the team dissolving after its completion. In a lot of cases this is inevitable as projects generally only last for a fixed period. Team members may find this difficult especially in the case where permanent groups are disbanded due to restructuring etc
Transforming involves the team not breaking up but instead moving onto new tasks.
Often clients have called The Team Building Company in to organise a celebratory event at the end of a project, ensuring members of the team involved will undoubtedly leave the project with fond memories of their experience.
It should be noted that a team can return to any phase within the model if they experience a change, for example a review of their project or goals or a change in members of a team.
In a successful team when a member leaves or a new member joins the team will revert to the Forming stage, but it may last for a very short time as the new team member is brought into the fold.
A lot of our events are built around this theory, particularly activities within our Crystal Challenge and also our Rollercoaster Challenge and F1 events. We can work with you to relate these activities to your current business model and particular challenges you are facing as a team, hopefully building stronger teams for you to face tasks united!
After all, there's no more effective way of learning than through fun and engaging activities!
Give our events team a call on: 0800 975 0728 and they will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.