None of us is as smart as all of us.
This is the polite, get acquainted, and “get to know each other” stage. This is where team members begin to figure out who’s who, and where everyone fits into the picture. Typically, this takes place at the opening meeting or even an orientation session. For a virtual team, get a head start on this stage by providing the team with each team member’s qualifications and background information so everyone has an understanding of why the individuals were chosen for the team.
For traditional teams, the forming stage includes both the actual time spent in meetings and the informal gatherings and discussions in and around the ...