Compare And Contrast Of: Four Stage Team Performance Model & The Drexxler/Sibbet Team Preformance Model

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The Four-Stage Team Performance Model & The Drexler/Sibbet High Performance Model

The exploration of two models will show an interesting relationship when compared and contrasted. Both can increase competency levels in team building. The models are the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance model (Human Performance Strategies) and the Four Stage Team Performance model (Developing Management Skills). When they have been used correctly they’ve been shown to improve efficiency and profitability in organizations. “Developing team skills is important because of the tremendous explosion in the use of teams in work organizations over the last decade (Developing Management Skills).” An examination of these models will show the similarities and differences they have in the context of team building.

Four Stages Model

“The Forming – Norming – Storming – Performing model of team development was first proposed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965. This model has become the basis for subsequent models of team dynamics and frequently used management theory to describe the behavior of existing teams (Wikipedia).”

The first stage of team building is called the forming stage. “ The team meets for the first time and learns about the opportunity and challenges, and then they agree on goals and begin to tackle tasks. Team members tend to behave quite independently. They may be motivated but are usually relatively uninformed of the issues and objectives of the team (Wikipedia).

The group has reached the Norming stage when they begin the second stage. “The team is faced with creating cohesion and unity, differentiating roles, identifying expectation for members, and enhancing commitment. Providing supportive feedback and fostering commitment to a vision are ne...

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...nd learn to move through each stage successfully it can set organizational standards to new highs. Every business professional should want to keep a copy of these models in his desk because of the growing dependence of teams in organizations. After all, no one wants to be on the losing team. The ineffective team gives no pleasure or feeling of accomplishment to anyone involved!


(The encyclopedia of informal education)

(Human Performance Strategies)

Works Cited

High-Performance Teams. 2007. Online. 23 Nov 2007.


Smith, Mark K. Bruce W. Tuckman - forming, storming, norming and performing in groups. 5 Nov 2007. Online. 23 Nov 2007.


Whetten, David A., and Kim S. Cameron. Developing Management Skills. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, 2007.

Wikipedia, Contributors Forming-storming-norming-performing. 21 Nov 2007. Online. 23 Nov 2007.


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