Tuckman's Four Stages To Become An Effective Team

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Management and Organisation - Assessment 2

Statement One: What stages do we have to go through in order to become an effective team? - In order to become an effective and productive team, there are several stages they must go through

According to Bruce Tuckman, a team develops through multiple stages in order to become an effective and productive team. Therefore, it is important to understand his theory; forming, storming, norming performing, in order to quickly progress through the initial stages until they reach the peak performance phase.

The 4 stages in Tuckmans 1965 theory are forming, storming, norming and performing. Norming is where the new team becomes familiar with one another, this is followed by Storming where there is more
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Mayo shows that the most important factors in motivation are not based on monetary rewards, but rather “Better communication”, “Greater management involvement” and “Working in groups or teams”, his ‘conclusions were that people are social animals’. (A, 2004)

Another theory that regards motivation is one founded by Abraham Maslow, who wanted to figure out what motivated people. He therefore developed a theory popularly known as ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’, a pyramid with five main structures. The five ‘motivational’ needs include; biological and physiological needs, safety, love and belongingness, esteem and self actualization.

Google conducts studies and analyses everything it does, and its shown that having these ‘perks’ and luxuries actually creates good business. Such as the ‘fun’ working environment spaces, after Google researched the effects of these; ‘Data shows that these spaces have a positive impact on productivity, collaboration and
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Such as the gender pay gap between males and females, where the males are paid 17.3% and 15.7% more compared to females. This isn’t due to a lack of skill as a survey done by Catalyst found that companies with more women executives have better financial performance. Another survey done by Catalyst showed that women with Business degrees initially earn $4,600 less than their male colleagues, equating to a loss over $400,000 in a 40 year career. Another gender inequality in the workplace is that women account for less than 15% of executives. There is also a theory known as the ‘Glass Ceiling’ which is a metaphor for an invisible barrier that prevents minorities from climbing up the corporate ladder. The reason for this ‘Glass Ceiling’ is said to be because of a lack of mentoring, negative stereotypes and limited managerial experience.

A solution to help break the ‘Glass Ceiling’ is to take charge and make yourself known by demonstrating your skills and abilities. Help find a mentor and build up your reputation by identifying key values in your workplace and applying them to the

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