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The Team Development Process

Highly Productive Teams

The beginning of the school year means accepting one, two, or a few new team members. That being said, becoming a highly productive team does not happen immediately. Teams often go through a developmental cycle when they experiencing change. Knowing the stages of the process can allow your team to gauge where you are and move one step closer to a high performing team.


Psychologist Bruce Tuckman was able to identify the four stages of team development which are forming, storming, norming, and performing.

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Creating Collaborative Teams

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Where to Begin

Take a step in the right direction and set aside time to create your team norms. It may feel funny, but they will save you in the long run. Using Affinity Mapping is a great way to begin the norm development process.


Always remember, when you hit bumps in the road, you are not alone. Creating a high performing team takes time, work, and trust. Most importantly, be resourceful. Please let us know if you would like support in developing norms and progressing on the team development wheel.

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