Lifelong Learner & Reflective Practitioner

Lifelong Learner & Reflective Practitioner

Let's Transform Our Schools Into TRUE Professional Learning Communities

Let's Transform Our Schools Into TRUE Professional Learning Communities
In Your School- Do all stakeholders subscribe to the belief that EVERYONE has something to learn and EVERYONE has something to teach? This blog can help you gain insight on how to facilitate this transformative mindset with your faculty!

Aug 26, 2010

Team Development


FORMING (Stage 1)
Why am I here? What are we doing?
Verbal members dominate.
Inability to stay on task. Little good listening.
Polite: true feelings hidden; Hidden agendas; CONFLICT SUPRESSED
Personal weaknesses covered up.
Preference for voting.

STORMING (Stage 2)
Personal attacks used; issues not confronted
Leadership may be challenged
Cliques/alliances form; Subgroups pick on each other
Power struggles; members “jockey for position”
Personal weaknesses begin to surface
Emotional reactions to the task
Outsiders blamed for problems
Members try to opt out
Sense of being stuck; frustration

NORMING (Stage 3)
Leadership issues resolved
Procedures re-established
Issues (not people) confronted
Sub-groups disappear; cohesion begins
Ability to remain focused on task
Values and assumptions are discussed
Willingness to experiment
Risks discussed in meetings
Formerly quiet people now contributing

Outside help and resources welcomed
Members energize each other
Much role flexibility: leadership may rotate
Members protect each other: inside and out of meetings
Sense of genuine enjoyment of working together
Lots of “ahas”.
Frequent review of process.
Objectives clear and sound
Problems handled creatively.
Decisions by consensus