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6 Ways to Get to Know New Team Members

Team Building

We can get new team members better acclimated to the group and to the work of the group’s initiative when we take the time to get to know them and understand what’s important to them. Additionally, by getting to know them, we begin to establish a strong working relationship as well as build trust with […]

A Team Leader’s Challenge: Leading through the Four Stages of Team Development - Lessons Learned

lessons learned

Lessons Learned in Team Development – Part 5 of 5

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of this case study.

The project came to a close after 19 months – a bit over schedule but within budget. There were a number of issues that did arise over that time, of course. […]

A Team Leader’s Challenge: Leading through the Four Stages of Team Development - Norming & Performing

Norming & Performing

Getting the Team to High Performing – Part 4 of 5

Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this case study.

The team has now been together for nearly four months. While they have been performing well and have certainly been productive (Norming stage,) Joshua would love to improve that performance even further […]

A Team Leader’s Challenge: Leading through the Four Stages of Team Development - Storming

Storming

Storming: Uh Oh – The Team is Not Getting Along Part 3 of 5

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this case study.

The team has now been working together on the project for a few weeks and, while there was work getting done, there were a number of issues and conflicts that kept […]

A Team Leader’s Challenge: Leading through the Four Stages of Team Development - Forming

Forming

Forming: Getting the Team Together for the First Time – Part 2 of 5

Read Part I of this case study for background information.

When we ended Part I of the case study, Joshua was beginning to plan some time to enable the team to get to know each other and figure out how they […]