Stages of Team Development

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Assessing Your Team’s Development

Understanding the stages of team development sets up the foundation of aligning the work of your team to their ability to do that kind of work. If you have a team that is just in the forming stage, you may not have much success in openly debating a set of potential solutions. Likewise, having a high-performing team stop and do introductions or “getting to know you” activities may bore them. High-performing teams are ready for greater and more complex challenges. Your team can only do the kind of work that they are ready to do. Each team goes through the stages differently, but the characteristics ...

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