Storming - Personalities start to emerge, along with roles and conflicts within the group. - Essay Prowess

Storming – Personalities start to emerge, along with roles and conflicts within the group.

Storming – Personalities start to emerge, along with roles and conflicts within the group.

BUS 520 WEEK 5 DISCUSSION

We have all worked in a group or team at some point in our careers. A team is brought together to achieve a common goal. The team needs to have members who have complementary skills and who are committed to a common purpose to achieve performance goals. However, teams don’t move immediately toward performing, but instead evolve over time. There are five stages of group and team development.

1. Forming – Getting oriented and getting acquainted. High degree of uncertainty as members as they try to figure out who is in charge.

2. Storming – Personalities start to emerge, along with roles and conflicts within the group.

3. Norming – In the third stage conflicts are resolved, relationships developed, harmony and unity surfaces.

4. Performing – The members concentrate on solving problems and completing the assigned task.

5. Adjourning – Members prepare to disband. Some members may be reassigned, terminated from the group or the group is resolved.

Think about a time when you joined a new group . . . it could be at work, in a family setting or with a social group.

• Which of the five stages was the most challenging for the group to work through, and why?

• How might you have helped the group work through that stage differently based upon what you know now about the five stages of group and team development?