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!
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.
Be a good leader: Pay attention! Complacency at work leads to less innovation, less trust and less loyalty within your organization. Are you encouraging change? Do you reward failure? Is turnover on the rise? Are you making decisions based on intuition and information? Or, only to relieve a sense of anxiety? (more…)
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of Do-It-Yourself Team Building Products you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team building activity or retreat.
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.
Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes chocolate bunnies and egg hunts. But why should the kids have all the fun? A corporate scavenger hunt is easy to set up and can range from a simple list of things you have around the office, to very elaborate and creative endeavors. The person or team with the most points wins! Here are seven simple tips for making your own DIY office scavenger hunt!
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