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Title: Field Training Preparation: Four Stages of Group Growth


1
Field Training Preparation Four Stages of Group
Growth
  • Prepared by
  • 2Lt Shane Gillies

2
Overview
  • Four Stages of Group Growth
  • Forming
  • Storming
  • Norming
  • Performing
  • Feelings
  • Behaviors

3
Four Stages of Group Growth
  • Forming
  • Storming
  • Norming
  • Performing

4
Forming
  • Transition from individual to member status
  • Leadership is tested
  • Feeling through the darkness

5
Forming
  • Feelings
  • Excitement, anticipation, and optimism
  • Pride in being chosen for the project
  • Initial, tentative attachment to the team
  • Suspicion, fear, an anxiety about the job ahead
  • Behaviors
  • Attempts to define the task and decide how it
    will be accomplished
  • Attempts to determine acceptable group behavior
    and deal with group problems
  • Decision on what information needs to be gathered
  • Lofty, abstract discussions of concepts and
    issues or, for some members, impatience with
    these discussions
  • Discussion of symptoms or problems not relevant
    to the task difficulty in identifying relevant
    problems
  • Complaints about the organization and barriers to
    the task

6
Storming
  • Most difficult for the team
  • Impatience about progress
  • Team members rely solely on themselves
  • Bickering and arguing common

7
Storming
  • Feelings
  • Resistance to the task and to approaches
    different from what each individual member is
    comfortable using
  • Sharp fluctuations in attitude about the team and
    the projects chance of success
  • Behaviors
  • Arguing among members, even when they agree on
    the real issue
  • Defensiveness and competition factions and
    choosing sides

8
Norming
  • Team begins to come together
  • Members reconcile differences
  • Roles emerge
  • Team members rely on each other

9
Norming
  • Feelings
  • A new ability to express criticism constructively
  • Acceptance of membership in the team
  • Relief that it seems everything is going to work
    out
  • Behaviors
  • An attempt to achieve harmony by avoiding
    conflict
  • More friendliness, confiding in each other, and
    sharing of personal problems, discussing the
    teams dynamics
  • A sense of team cohesion, a common spirit and
    goals

10
Performing
  • Team has settled its relationships and
    expectations
  • Everyone knows their role
  • Team members know each others strengths and
    weaknesses

11
Performing
  • Feelings
  • Members having insight into personal and group
    processes, and better understanding of each
    others strengths and weaknesses
  • Satisfaction at the teams progress
  • Behavior
  • Constructive self-change
  • Ability to prevent or work through group problems
  • Close attachment to the team

12
Summary
  • Four Stages of Group Growth
  • Forming
  • Storming
  • Norming
  • Performing
  • Feelings
  • Behaviors

13
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