1. Forming stage: Forming
The first stage is characterized by a lot of ambiguity about the team’s composition, and who its members are. At this stage, the first attempts are made to select the members for each other and try to get to know each other closely. The purpose of management is to gather these people into one team.
2. Conflict stage: Storming
This stage is characterized by an attempt to impose certain norms for the team and the way it works. At this stage, the team members or some of them try to prove themselves, and some of them may try to impose certain norms.
3. Stabilization stage: Norming
After the end of the conflict, or most of it, the stabilization period begins; Where the norms and laws related to the team (meetings – decision-making – scheduling – etc.) are agreed upon, and in mature work teams, this choice is the result of a stage of exchanging and following up on ideas, and therefore the ideal leader may be chosen for the team.
4. Performance stage: Performing
This is the most important stage. As it means the good completion of the task entrusted to the team, after stability, team members devote themselves to the task entrusted to them, and ideas and experiences are exchanged on the best way to accomplish, and at this stage the results of the team’s work begin to appear, in terms of listing the discovered facts, or making decisions, or recommendations , or reports to what there are things.
5. Team Breakup Stage: Adjourning
In the case of temporary work teams, which end with the completion of the task assigned to them, the team is dismantled, and we do not mean here only physical dismantling, but emotional and psychological dismantling, as some may be pleased with the completion of the task, while others are close to frustration due to their sense of “losing company” carried out during the period of the team’s work.