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Building a High-Performance Team by Sarah Cook

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CHAPTER 2: THE STAGES OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT

In this Chapter I outline:

•   The stages that teams go through in terms of their development.

•   The steps you can take to move your team towards high performance.

That uncomfortable feeling

Put yourself in Isabelle’s place. Isabelle was the IT manager that we mentioned at the beginning of this book. Having worked for the same company for some time, Isabelle found herself, as a result of a restructuring of the IT department, heading a completely new team, spread across three geographical locations. Her team included two homeworkers. In addition, because the nature of Isabelle’s team had changed, she was working with a wider stakeholder group and as part of several multidisciplinary project teams. This ...

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