In the world of group development, if you’ve gotten this far, you’ve gotten the brass ring. You’ve won the game. You have boldly gone where no team has gone before.
Okay, so maybe you’re not the only team to get here, but you’re still kind of a big deal! You know what I’m talking about right? The big, hairy audacious goal – performing as a team!
The Performing stage of Tuckman’s Model of Group Development is the icing on the cake. As tough as it is for teams to get to the Norming stage, it’s even tougher for them to get to the Performing stage.
Only the strongest teams can call themselves members of this most elite group.
Not only have you worked out all the kinks, but you’ve become a well oiled machine. One of the nicest things about performing as a team is that the team no longer needs external supervision for the most part. You’re highly efficient, motivated, goal oriented and most importantly, you work together as a team instead of as a group of individuals. Go team!
Rinse, and Repeat. Continue performing as a team!
Just like any living thing, your team will go through growing pains from time to time. You may find yourselves back at the Storming or Norming stages for a short period of time, but if your team has strong leadership and a worthwhile purpose that periodic step back won’t last long. Plus, revisiting other stages of group development may be necessity when dealing with change, like adding new team members to the group.
TeamBonding’s training programs are great for long term group maintenance.
Change Management can all help you keep your team morale high and minimize any bumps in the road.
You’re team deserves it, and so do you!
United we stand. Divided we fall. Some of the strongest bonds are forged in the face of challenge and adversity. War, economic collapse, social protests—these circumstances bring people all different backgrounds, from different walks of life; in ways that they might never have met. However, not all bonds are forged on challenge alone. Sometimes teams find their foundations in activities that combine fitness, competition, and good-humored fun.
Have you made a team building resolution for the New Year?! You should!
They say there’s nothing like a little friendly competition to bring people together. After over 20 years of creating, hosting, and experiencing team building activities, we have proof to back that up. People love a little friendly competition, so much so that most of our programs feature some competative elements.
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
Many people are working longer and harder, thinking that this will solve the problem of an ever-increasing workload. But they are still falling behind, becoming chronically overwhelmed, and burning out. Work is where we spend much of our time. (more…)
You’ve probably heard the expression “work smarter not harder”. This witty phrase is supposed to remind us that, especially in office environments, the success of the work we do is not necessarily based one how much time we put in. Instead, success is determined by how well we use this time. By learning to work smarter, we can increase workplace productivity.
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