In 1965, psychologist Bruce Tuckman created his now classic model of group dynamics, identifying and describing four stages of group development: “Forming,” “Storming,” “Norming,” and “Performing.” In later years, he added a fifth stage to the model, called “Adjourning.”
In this Application Assignment, you will use the Tuckman Model of Group Dynamics to describe a team experience.
To prepare for this Application Assignment, review the week’s Required Resources, particularly those relating to the Tuckman model.
To complete this Application Assignment, write a 1- to 2-page paper that summarizes a team experience you’ve had and relate it to the Tuckman Model of Group Dynamics. It could be work-related or a personal project, such as building a cabinet with a friend.
Describe the stages the group experienced in the context of Tuckman’s stages. Please describe the situations involved.
What problems or conflicts arose during the teaming process?
At what stage did the conflicts arise?
How did the group deal with the problems? What was the outcome?
What would have made the process go smoother?
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.