Applying Tuckman's Five Stages Of Team Development

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Having looked at different models of management and team development, I have tried to consider the benefits of each one and identify the most effective model that relates to the sector that I work in as each model may be more effective within different industries.
With working in a residential setting and with vulnerable individuals my team must learn to work together as a strong team and as a new manager and new team member we have had to experience the 5 stages of team development and I have had to establish myself as the team leader, build trust and respect with and amongst the team, set team aims and objectives along with manage and address dynamics.
The value of using Tuckman’s model (forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning) is that it helps us understand that teams evolve. It also helps us to consider how they may encounter different problems at different stages of their development.
For example, not all …show more content…

For example, a norm about what constitutes timely completion of tasks may help focus individual efforts. Because people act in accordance with norms, their behaviour can become predictable and provide stability to the team.
2.4 Differentiate between beneficial conflict and destructive conflict in teams.
Not all conflicts are bad and well dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner can result in a positive outcome as they can allow individuals to “clear the air” and provide growth and development with individuals and within teams. At the same time, when mismanaged or brushed under the carpet this can give rise to serious difficulties and problems within the workplace.
Knowing the difference between destructive and constructive conflict is an important first step in resolving issues. The difference between beneficial conflict and destructive conflict are highlighted below:

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