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Running head: THE VALUE OF TEAMS 1 The Value of Teams Private Soc/110 July 18th, 2016 Richard Wagner
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THE VALUE OF TEAMS 2 The Value of Teams The stages of team development are the core components of growth in a new team. The stages are forming, storming, norming and performing. Forming refers to the newly acquired set of member(s) who initially do not know their role in the team. The forming part of any member is the lengthiest and requires craftsmanship, patience, clarity and repetition (Stein, n.d). In the storming step, boundaries are pushed, and minor disagreements may erupt. Arguments are a common factor because members of the group are beginning to realize what each of the members contributes. The norming step brings about more unity as much of the differences start to dissipate. Members begin to recognize the team's strengths and weaknesses and embrace change. The performing part is paramount as each of the members begins to unite and perform with others as a unit. The value of a high performing team can become a powerful entity. A stronger team nurtures learning and creativity. According to the American Management Association, groups that promote trust and accountability obtain higher productivity and solve problems easier (AMA, 2014). Teams are a unique entity that slowly forms and progressively gets better with time. As with everything else, practice makes perfect. Building a sense of teamwork is also important. Teamwork is commonly known as the effort of a group of individuals
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