Team Building Basics
2. Stages of Group Development

Groups have been studied for years, and it has been discovered that new ones go through various stages as they develop toward highly functioning teams. Some groups move easily through these stages, but others may get seriously stuck, unable to move forward. 

The Stages of Group Development

1. Orientation (Forming)
2. Dissatisfaction (Storming)
3. Resolution (Norming)
4. Production (Performing)
5. Termination
(in the case of temporary groups)

Understanding these stages is a good point to begin our journey in understanding team problems. Click the "next" button to view each stage of group development.