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Working in diverse teams

Week 3: Stages of team development


To begin Week 3 first watch the following video in which Lynne Johnson introduces the week.

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Last week, you started to think about the type of role you prefer to play in a team. You looked at a model of team roles as described by Belbin, and tried to identify different personalities or roles that were evident in an example activity. This week, you're going to be thinking about the different stages a team goes through in its development. You may be familiar with the feeling of discomfort when a new team is put together, or the difficulty you might have faced if you've joined the team when it's already been working together for some time.
To help understand it, you'll look at Tuckman's stages of team development, and then consider what you can do to help the team successfully navigate each of the stages and perform to the best of its ability.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • identify Tuckman’s stages of team development
  • understand why it is helpful to identify the stages of group development
  • reflect on an example of teamwork and identify stages of development
  • consider what you can do to help a team successfully navigate each of the stages.

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