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Teamwork

KEY DATES

1965 US professor Bruce Tuckman proposes that teams go through five stages: forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning.

1981 British management theorist Meredith Belbin writes Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail, describing nine distinct roles that are essential to team success.

1992 Peter Drucker describes three kinds of team in “There’s more than one kind of team,” published in The Wall Street Journal.

1993 Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith write The Wisdom of Teams, claiming that forming a team leads to greater success than individual efforts.

Effective teams are the key to great organizations. This ...

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