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The Lifecycle of Teams

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 06:33

Teams are dynamic. People change and team members come and go whether by design or unexpectedly. The focus and purpose of a team can change, particularly when working on projects as they move through phases from design to implementation and operations. Additionally, teams will go through different stages of development, or a lifecycle. Each of these shifts necessitates a mindset and a skill change for the team as a whole and the individuals who compose it.

Perhaps the most popular of team models is Tuckman’s Forming-Storming-Norming and Performing model, and the more recent addition of a fifth stage of Adjourning, Transforming, or Mourning. As a high-level concept, the model is fantastic, but in this post we’ll focus on a more detailed lifecycle that is more appropriate in a workplace increasingly dominated by projects. Read on for a handy infographic that you can use to analyse your team's current needs and what you should be focusing on as a leader. 

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