TEAM AND TEAM MANAGEMENT - A PRACTICAL APPROACH
Keywords:team, team management, practical activities, developmental stages
A great challenge for todayâ€™s leaders and managers is to develop and manage effective teams. Understanding the way teams are built requires awareness of the fact that this process vary through some developmental stages. Teams develop and change, and what is significant at some point in their evolution is replaced later by new influences. Therefore, understanding team operation requires understanding its development over stages. This paper addresses the issue of building a team across the five developmental stages of Tuckmanâ€™s theoretical model (1965) with a focus on leaderâ€™s practical actions. The paper presents some examples of activities that a leader can run with his team members so that they could be aware of the processes that occur during their team development.
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