During the norming stage of team development, shared vision has been achieved and team morale is likely high. Learn how to strengthen relationships and motivate your team during this stage.
- After passing through the ups and downs…of the storming segment,…a team enters the calmer waters of the norming stage.…Here the group begins to look and act like a team…with an identity, maybe even a nickname.…Because a shared vision has been achieved,…team morale is likely to be high at this point.…There's a sense of community.…In this stage, members have gone from the I and them…perspectives of the first two stages,…and evolved into more of a we mindset.…During the norming stage, communication is open,…feedback should be constructive.…
Your team members might even start telling in-jokes,…which is when they joke about their situation,…or perhaps target the humor towards those not on the team.…Since the team members have consciously worked…on their differences, they now have more time…and ability to focus on the project.…At this point, the group believes in themselves…and in their abilities.…They project a tone of confident group efficacy,…which is their ability to produce a desired result…or effect, and implies that the individuals involved…
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- Identify the keys to success as a team leader.
- Explore management interactions commonly needed during the four team development stages.
- Recall the meaning of continuous improvement and what drives the process.
- Review the do's and don't of creating a team mission statement.
- Review how to use roles effectively during team meetings.
- Explore how to best use consensus strategies like thumbs up/down/sideways.