In the 1960s-70s Bruce Tuckman debuted the Tuckman Model of Group Development which asserts that teams progress toward various stages during their progression from inception to functioning. In this model, as teams mature and increase in ability, the leader changes from a directing leader to eventually a more delegating and even detached leader.
Specifically teams move through the following stages:
Stage 1: Forming
Stage 2: Storming
Stage 3: Norming
Stage 4: Performing
Stage 5: Adjourning
Over the next few weeks we will dive deep into each of these stages which apply and how you can use this model to strengthen the teams you work with- whether working with youth teams or professional groups.
NEXT WEEK: Stage 1- Forming.