Communications are the underpinning of team dynamics: they influence a groups success as it moves through the team formation process; aid in the resolution of conflicts; and can define roles of the team. Without successful communication teams can break down and projects can fall apart. Using Tuckmans Stages of Team Formation model (Forming Storming Norming Performing), we can examine the types of communications used in the teambuilding lifecycle.
Group Initiation: Forming
When initially formed, the team is a collection of individuals bound together by an external force, a top-down directive or initiative. To move along Tuckmans model and become a true team, these individuals must define their... View More »