Leadership using the Tuckman modelLeadership of teams requires an ability to diagnose the stage of development of teams, and make appropriate interventions that move the team forward. The Tuckman model of team development is an old one (about 40 years) and very simple, but it is still very useful.
This web page helps you recognise the stage of development of the team in Tuckman terms, and then outlines the types of interventions that will move the team forward. Using the wrong type of intervention can, at best, be ineffective and, at worst, destroy any good teamwork that already exists. It is important, therefore, to use the right approach.
|Diagnosis - characteristics of each stage|
|Trust||Assess leader||Trust only leader||Trust the processes||Trust the people|
|Knowledge||Poker playing||Packets||According to rules||According to need|
|Performance||Individual effort||Working out||Following rules||Achieving flow|
Type of interventions that a leader should make
|Overview||Set objectives||Resolve conflicts||Facilitate processes||Coach|
|Leader focus||Individual tasks||People interactions||Task interactions||Team self-development|
|Team Interaction||Leader provide links||Facilitate relationships||Facilitate team processes||Dynamic grouping|
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